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Teachers need to be sensitised towards disabled: Indian Minister

Jan 03, 2014 04:45 PM India’s Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Kumari Selja, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the 15th NCPEDP - Shell Helen Keller Awards-2013 in New Delhi.
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India is a story of gains and gaps: UNICEF Representative

Aug 07, 2013 03:50 PM Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
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Empowering India, digitally

Jan 03, 2013 01:35 PM Sandeep Aurora, Director of Marketing, Intel South Asia, in a short talk with Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia tells about the global IT firm’s initiatives for scaling up digital literacy drive in India.
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"War-ravaged Afghans learn of new things through stories"

Dec 20, 2012 04:30 PM Italian social entrepreneur Selena Biffi speaks of her school in Afghanistan where she uses stories to communicate sustainable solutions to local problems. Biffi speaks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, about communicating important messages related to agriculture, food security, health and disaster mitigation through a unique medium – story telling.
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Dalit women kept away from knowledge: Krishna Tirath

Dec 13, 2012 10:00 AM Talking to Ashok Kumar from OneWorld South Asia, India’s Minister for Child and Development, Krishna Tirath, explains how education can be the weapon for the progress of Dalit women. The minister was interacting with the media on the sidelines of the first National Conference for Dalit Women organised by the National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview:
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Change education pattern for sustainable development: UNESCO chief

Nov 16, 2012 03:52 PM Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the launch of the UNESCO Chair at TERI University in New Delhi. Bokova explains how the gap between the knowledge and decision making is a big bottleneck in the path towards sustainable development globally.
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"Create a situation for modern education while retaining values"

Aug 27, 2011 12:50 AM Educationist Vinod Raina envisages a modern education system for girls ripe with values which can easily penetrate the religious South Asian societies. Speaking with OneWorld, he notes that strong laws and a social transformation will realise the dream of education for all in South Asia.
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"The state's commitment to welfare of the marginalised must start from school"

Jan 05, 2011 03:50 PM The Union HRD Ministry could not live upto the dynamism and commitment it was expected to bring to reform the Indian educational system, says Mushirul Hasan, director-general of National Archives of India. The centre’s contribution to education is still fairly low and the country still suffers from a very poor literacy rate despite towering growth.
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“Increase access to education among girls to attack poverty”

Dec 10, 2010 10:10 AM To be poor and a girl serves as a double disadvantage when it comes to accessing education, says international public health consultant, Dr. Cesar Chelala. He argues that promoting education for girls is the best investment towards a country’s development.
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"Education as equaliser"

Feb 06, 2010 07:00 AM For inclusive growth, there is need for dual policy with share of benefit reaching to the poor and minorities, says Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Breaking hierarchy and establishing a common public educational system with effective policy against discrimination will benefit everybody, he argues.
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‘Reintegration of child soldiers is a development issue’

Mar 07, 2008 12:00 AM Development agencies lack funds for successful reintegration, says UN Under-Secretary-General Radhika Coomaraswamy. Rehabilitation of child soldiers goes beyond the act of demobilisation from armies. Faith organisations and education can help communities receive these children back into their fold, says she.
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