DR. AVNISH JOLLY

THE MANITOBA MUSEUM

SPECIAL NEWS

Peace Award Gala Hosted by Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada

Mr. David Matas, Human Rights Activist and Mr. Art DeFehr, Philanthropist were honoured with the Peace Award by the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada today for 2016 and 2017 respectively. Noted dignitaries from all walks of life graced the occasion.

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Enhancing Public Wisdom Is Utmost Important

Greater Punjab was a prosperous state with abundance in resources. Even more promising was under the leadership of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

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World Humanitarian Summit can be proved a Mile stone to Strengthen Global Brotherhood for Sustainable Development

According to United Nations, we have at least 130 million people who need daily humanitarian assistance, including 60 million refugees and displaced people.

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“2 BOL” – CHANCES OF AWAZ TO BE ON AIR SOON IN WINNIPEG

Baldev Gill, who was born in India and came to Canada in 1959, wants to give a voice to East Indian community as well as other communities.

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“2 BOL” – A Strong & Meaningful Voice of the Punjabi Youth

A New Punjabi film “2 BOL” (released on 13th May, 2016), which is directed by Punjabi writer and director Dr Sahib Singh, is creating impact in North America. The film is produced by Taranjit Singh and Jaskirat Singh.

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Demise of Nirankari Spiritual Master

A major blow to the followers of Sant Nirankari Mission (SNM), Baba Hardev Singh , 62-year-old principal priest of Sant Nirankari Mission, passed away. Encountering a brutal accident in Montreal, Canada Nirankari Baba Ji was passed away on the spot.

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Our Pledge on Canada Day: Together We Built Canada Better Country to Live

There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people - Sir Winston Churchill.... As we celebrate Canada Day, I think of all the people that make up Canada. Recently Institute for Economics and Peace looked at three areas to compile the 2015 list: domestic and international conflicts,

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नास्तिक होना भी भारतीय दर्शन-परंपरा का हिस्सा है

Winnipeg/विन्निपेग, (Manitoba, Canada/कनाडा): लोग यह मानने को तैयार ही नहीं होते कि नास्तिक होना भी भारतीय दर्शन-परंपरा का हिस्सा है. हं! नास्तिक में भी तो अस्तिः(नः+अस्तिः) छिपा हुआ है. उस समय कोई लाख तर्क दे कि ‘‘भइया, ‘अस्तिः’ को नकारने के लिए ही ‘नः’ उपसर्ग लगाया गया है.’’—बात उनके गले नहीं उतरती.

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Malala’s Selfies Make the Difference

Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) [Dr. Avnish Jolly]:

Malala Yousafzai became a Nobel Peace Prize winner, but she’s also a 17-year-old. The education activist effectively channelizes Selfies and makes a movement against evil forces against the mankind. Chanakya advocated, “The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.”

A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. They are usually flattering and made to appear casual. Most selfies are taken with a camera held at arm's length or pointed at a mirror, rather than by using a self-timer.

Malala’s three best practices for taking great selfies:

1. Use selfies for good

2. Learn from selfies

3. Don’t be above taking selfies

Ms Yousafzai became an icon after she was shot and by the Taliban in October 2012 for insisting that girls had a right to an education. She is the youngest Nobel peace winner and the first Pakistani to claim the prize. After she was shot at point-blank range, she was taken to Britain for treatment. Her family joined her and she now goes to school there, unable to return to Pakistan because of Taliban death threats. The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.

Earlier in the week she broke her emotions’ at the sight of the bloodied school uniform she wore on the day she was attacked, , prompting fellow awardee Kailash Satyarthi to comfort her saying "you are so brave" on display at an Nobel Peace Prize exhibition 2014 in the Norwegian capital. This is the first time Malala's uniform is being shown in public.

The blue tunic, white headscarf and white trousers, stained brown by dried blood, are on display at an exhibition dedicated to the 17-year-old education activist and her fellow 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, which the activists jointly inaugurated in the Norwegian capital.

The uniform has been kept by Malala's family since she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in October 2012. The bullet which hit Malala in the head went through her neck and lodged in the muscle above her shoulder blade. After the shooting she was moved to Birmingham in the UK for extensive surgery.

Mahatma Gandhi said that “Every good movement passes through five stages, indifference, ridicule, abuse, repression, and respect.” “……. truthful movements spontaneously attract to themselves all manner of pure and disinterested help,” and being a student of Lifelong Learning and Community Development I understand that one cannot gain success in something without properly channelizing it. Malala and Satyarthi were awarded Noble Prize for creating Mass Movement for the advocacy of basic child rights; education and protection through their Selfies. There are 10 directions of to present Selfies effectively in the Sky:

1. Be relevant!

2. Don’t have privacy restrictions.

3. Have a good profile.

4. Get Followed & Follow.

5. Keep it integrated.

6. Don’t forget about People!

7. Check out the Selfies for Community Development.

8. Use Selfies video.

9. Offer emotions and regards to Community.

10. Lastly, be GENUINE and FUN with it!

We must remember John F. Kennedy’s advice to create a community movement for sustainable development that “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”