Friday, December 11, 2015

Queen's Young Leaders award winners

Two Indians have won the Queen's Young Leaders award in the UK for their exceptional work in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in their communities. Kartik Sawhney, 21, and Neha Swain, 28 from India are among 60 others who won the Queen's Young Leaders award 2016 which will be presented by the British monarch at a gala ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

        About Queen's Young Leaders award:
Queen's Young Leader Award is an annual award given in recognition of leadership skills by young persons between the ages of 18 and 29. The award is open to selected Commonwealth of Nations to recognize exceptional people or organizations who are making a difference in improving other citizen's lives. The program was established by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is celebrated across the world on 10 December.Human Rights Day observed under the theme ‘Our Righs. Our Freedoms. Always'Date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950.

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day is being observed on December 09 under the auspices of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to raise awareness about corruption across the world. Corruption is a serious offense that can undermine social and economic development in society. Theme of the day is "Break the Corruption Chain". International Anti-Corruption Day to raise awareness against corruption and for the role of the convention in combating and preventing it. 

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