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Musikmesse 2010 – Warwick/Framus with J. Hellborg, V. Selvaganesh & Ranjid Barot

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 23, 2010

The Warwick/Framus Artist Stage at the Frankfurt Musikmesse boasts an all star line-up

Warwick and Framus are proud to present a truly stellar artist roster at the upcoming Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. Once again, the headline news is bound to be the inclusion of funk legend Bootsy Collins into the Warwick family, but this time, Framus will be welcoming Earl Slick on board as well.

From Wednesday to Saturday the Warwick/Framus stage will boast the following performances each day:

10:30 AM – Peter Fischer
11:30 AM – Hansford Rowe & Jordi Torrens
12:30 PM – John B. Williams & Mordy Ferber
13:30 PM – Jonas Hellborg (Bass), V. Selvaganesh & Ranjid Barot (percussion)
15:00 PM – Bootsy Collins Signing Party with TM Stevens, Blackbyrd McKnight, Divinity Roxx and Andrew Levy
16:30 PM – Jean-Paul Bourelly (except Saturday)
17:30 PM – Paul Rose (except Saturday)

And, as if that line-up isn’t stellar enough, Mudvayne’s bass magician Ryan Martinie will honor us with signings each day at 13:00, German bass legend Jäcki Reznicek will drop by on Thursday for a signing hour at 17:00, and Framus will introduce its newest endorser, guitar guru Earl Slick (David Bowie), with signing sessions at 16:00 each day.

The Musikmesse takes place from March 24th to 27th in Frankfurt, Germany. Visit us at the Warwick/Framus booth No. E12 in hall 4.1 for your daily dose of great music, extraordinary talent and the latest and greatest in guitar and bass development.

(Source: 03/2010 – Warwick Basses Amps & Rock’n Roll)

Already last year at the Musikmesse 2009…

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Musikmesse Frankfurt – The International Fair for Music 2010 (24-27 March)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 23, 2010

Musikmesse 2010 – mission for music!

Musikmesse Frankfurt – The International Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections

Musikmesse 2010 will be held in Frankfurt am Main from March 24 to 27, 2010. The Musikmesse is the world’s leading trade fair for the world of music. Here, you will find a complete range of products with everything required for making music, not to mention innumerable workshops, concerts, demonstrations and discussion events.

About… Musikmesse – the biggest fair for musical instruments, live music and the music business!

The Musikmesse in Frankfurt am Main is the world’s international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections and has been the most important meeting place for the musical-instrument industry for over 25 years.

Comprehensive product overview on four days
For the four days of the fair, manufacturers, dealers and professional, semi-professional and amateur musicians meet in Frankfurt am Main to discover the latest product innovations. At the Musikmesse, manufacturers from all over the world present an extensive range of products for making music. No matter whether they are looking for classical instruments, acoustic or electric guitars and basses, brass and woodwind instruments, percussion, keyboard instruments, electronic equipment or computer hardware and software, the Musikmesse is where visitors from all around the globe will find all the latest innovations. Additionally, all major publishing companies take part in the Musikmesse and show their products for all genres, from classical to rock, pop and jazz. The last Musikmesse in 2009 set another new record with 1,541 exhibitors from 47 countries and around 78,500 visitors.

Musikmesse und Prolight + Sound – complementing each other perfectly
Musikmesse is held parallel to Prolight + Sound, International Trade Fair for Event and Communication Technology, AV Production and Entertainment. The extensive range of products to be seen at Musikmesse is supplemented and extended by the event technology products to be seen at Prolight + Sound. Holding the two events at the same time and place generates a host of synergetic effects for exhibitors and visitors. Musikmesse admission tickets entitle the holder to attend the Prolight + Sound trade fair and vice versa.

Concept…

The Musikmesse shows the complete, worldwide range of products and services for music making and, via complementary events, supports active music making.

It is the ideal venue to gain an overview of the market for musical instruments, sheet music and accessories, as well as the services and concepts associated with music making. Here, you will find new products and ideas, have the chance to cultivate existing contacts and to make new business connections. The Musikmesse is aimed at buyers from all channels of distribution.

At the Musikmesse, you will find sales partners from the region(s) in which you are interested, and have the chance to build up new international customer and supplier relationships.

For both musicians and music teachers, the Musikmesse is the ideal opportunity to test new products, to see them demonstrated and explained by well-known artists, or simply to listen to the concerts. The range of products and services on show is enriched by seminars, workshops and concepts, which offer the chance for national and international networking.

Product groups

Hall 1.1
wind:
Brass and woodwind instruments, accessories

Hall 1.2
bow:
Stringed instruments, accessories

Forum 0
ensemble:
Full range company

Forum 1
forte:
Pianos, grand pianos, historical keyboards instruments, accessories

Hall 3.0
beat:
Percussion and accessories
ensemble: Full range company

Hall 3.1
nota:
Sheet music and specialist lecture
tab: Acoustic and semi acoustic guitars, harmonicas and accordions

Hall 4.0
pickup:
Electric guitars. electric basses, amplifiers, accessories

Halle 4.1
pickup:
Electric guitars. electric basses, amplifiers, accessories
musikbiz: Sound storage media publishing labels, music publishers, pressing shops, concert organinsers, festivals and virtual marketing platforms.

Halle 5.0
midi:
Keyboards, digital pianos, synthesizer, church organs, accessories
ensemble: Full range company
forte: Pianos, grand pianos, historical keyboards instruments, accessorie

Halle 5.1
remix:
Recording und DJ-equipment

Musikmesse events… Stars and events

In addition to the wide range of products and services in the field of musical instruments, music and sheet music, the Musikmesse also provides the setting for over 200 live concerts, competitions, workshops, product presentations and discussions.
Overview of the events

Special Events

The Musikmesse provides not only a comprehensive overview of the world of musical instruments and accessories. It is also Europe’s biggest concert event. At more than 300 concerts and workshops on the exhibition stands and in the city, world-class musicians show their outstanding skills and demonstrate the latest instruments in action. And there is something for every taste, e.g., jazz, rock, pop, punk rock, tango, fusion, folk, singer-songwriter, classic or electronic.

Here you’ll find special events and shows from the exhibitors

Facts and figures…

Musikmesse presents a comprehensive overview of the sector. Exhibitor and visitor internationality and competence regularly climb to levels unattained by other fairs in this field.

Interesting facts and figures about the Musikmesse 2009:

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Trade visitors by profession
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Cisitors descision-making authority
(Source: 03/2010 – Musik messe 2010 | @ MySpace | @ Twitter | Facebook (Group site))

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Hamburg: Radiocamp 2010 (23./24.04.)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 23, 2010

Radiocamp 2010 steht vor der Tür

Nach dem Riesenerfolg letztes Jahr geht es in die zweite Runde, mit vielen spannenden Neuerungen wie der Radiocamp Expo und dem Radiocamp Brunch. Hier geht’s zur Vorschau!

Termin in Hamburg ist der 23./24. April. Wie letztes Jahr beim 1sten RadioCamp (Thema: “Radio der Zukunft – Zukunft des Radios“) ist die Teilnahme kostenfrei.

23.04.2010: 09:30 – 18:30 Uhr (Party ab 19:30-…)
24.04.2010: 10:30 – 14:30 Uhr (RC Brunch)

Worum geht es?

Radio im Wandel – Yes We Can. Formen und Formate, Konzepte und Technologien, Konvergenz, Mobile, Internet und Digitalisierung, Marketing und Vermarktung, Hörermessung und Reichweiten, GEMA und GVL, … das Spektrum der Themen ist groß, und alle Teilnehmer sind eingeladen, ihre Themen miteinzubringen.

Wie unterscheidet sich das Radiocamp von traditionellen Medienkonferenzen, -tagungen, -kongressen?

Das Radiocamp ist eine offene Konferenz. Es folgt dem Vorbild der Barcamps, die so außerordentlich erfolgreich im Web 2.0 und im Internet-Bereich sind.

Wir haben ein Hybrid-Programm: auf der einen Seite ein umfangreiches Konferenzprogramm mit Vorträgen, Workshops und Diskussionen; dazu haben wir eine Reihe von offenen “Slots”, die von den Teilnehmern selbst besetzt werden können.

Zur Registrierung geht’s hier!

Das Hauptprogramm+die Expo in der Fabrik der Künste:

Kreuzbrook 10/12
20537 Hamburg
Deutschland (Germany)
http://www.fabrikderkuenste.de

Kontakt

E-Mail: info@radiocamp2010.de

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World Water Day 2010 – Clean water for a healthy world.

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 22, 2010

Clean water for a healthy world’ is the theme for World Water Day 2010, celebrated today.
Some images in India and other parts of the world…

PURELY PRAYERS: Offerings to the Sun God in the River Ganges on World Water Day, Allahabad, India, Photo: AP

MORE THE MERRIER: Filled water cans are seen in the foreground as a man fills more water from a pipe Hulu Langat, Malaysia. Photo: AP

PRECIOUS WEIGHT: A child carries a bottle of drinking water. Photo: PTI

PRECIOUS WEIGHT: A child carries a bottle of drinking water. Photo: PTI

TRAVESTY: A view of the Yamuna river laced with garbage on the eve of World Water Day. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

TRAVESTY: A view of the Yamuna river laced with garbage on the eve of World Water Day. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Related: 880 mn people lack access to clean water: Red Cross (The Hindu – Health (Kuala Lumpur, March 22, 2010))

(Source: (c) 03/22/2010 – The Hindu)

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London: DARBAR Festival 2010 (25th March – 11th April)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 20, 2010

As in 2008 and 2009, every Easter the UK Festival DARBAR gives music lovers the opportunity to experience some of the finest Indian classical music in the world and explore the diversity of music from across the sub-continent. In 2010 there are more than 40 events.

Presenting music throughout the day, the Festival features a rich mix of international maestros, UK artists and new talent performing in Britain for the first time. There are also films, talks with the artists and free workshops for children. Premiere has Encounter, an innovative composition bringing together Indian and Western classical vocal traditions.

2010 sees the Festival at its new home, the Kings Place, London’s spectacular new creative centre with an oak panelled auditorium, state-of-the-art acoustic technology and a waterside restaurant – all within a few minutes of Kings Cross station. Savings can be made with discounted Early Bird prices and a Festival Pass.

Elsewhere in London, there are musical evenings at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace (5-7 March), and music and a photographic exhibition at the Nehru Centre (25-31 March). Darbar also partners with the Southbank Centre to present the Alchemy Festival (8-11 April) of contemporary music, dance and other art forms from South Asia.

Outide of London, the Darbar is present in Gateshead, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester, Milton Keynes and Cobham.

1st day: Thu Mar 25

Darbar Photographic Exhibition
A photographic exhibition of the Darbar Festival.
6:00 pm to 1:00 pm,
Nehru Centre – London

read more…

Sitar recital
A recital by one of UK’s most prominent North Indian classical musicians.
6:45 pm to 8:45 pm,
Nehru Centre – London

read more…
2nd day: Thu Apr 1

Session 1: Encounter – Patricia Rozario and Veena Sahasrabuddhe
A premiere of unique performance bringing together Western Operatic and Indian Classical singers
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 1) – London

read more…
3rd day: Fri Apr 2

Session 2: Carnatic Veena and Sarangi
Double Bill: Hari Sivanesan on veena followed Murad Ali on sarangi
1:45 pm to 5:00 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 1) – London

read more…

Tabla Solo by Satyajit Talwalkar
A musical treat for percussion fans from an emerging tabla master.
5:20 pm to 6:00 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 2) – London

read more…

Tuning Into Indian Music
A free event exploring the ancient system of tuning in Indian music
5:20 pm to 6:00 pm,
Kings Place (St Prancas Room) – London

read more…

Session 3: Double concert – Sunil Kant Gupta, then Ranjani and Gayatri
Flute recital by Sunil Kant Gupta followed by carnatic vocal concert by Ranjani & Gayatri
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 1) – London

read more…

Film: Ramchand Pakistani
A fictionalised account of real-life story of family caught up in the tensions between India and Pakistan
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 2) – London

read more…
4th day: Sat Apr 3

Session 4: Hindustani Khayal with Veena Sahasrabuddhe
Serene morning ragas from an outstanding classical singer
10:00 am to 12:00 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 1) – London

read more…

Children’s Music Workshop 1
Free workshops in Indian classical instruments. Suitable for 9-14 year olds.
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm,
Kings Place (St Prancas Room) – London

read more…

Session 5: Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma…In Conversataion and a sitar recital
Double bill of the santoor maestro in discussion followed by Kushal Das on sitar
1:45 pm to 5:00 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 1) – London

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Exploring the Tanpura
A musical discussion exploring the instrument that is the backbone of Indian classical music
5:20 pm to 6:00 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 2) – London

read more…

Session 6: North-South Indian Percussion / Dhrupad with the Gundecha Brothers
Double concert extraordinary percussion followed by evocative Dhrupad singing
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 1) – London

read more…

Film: Lovesongs – Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
Jaya Bachchan & Om Puri in a film by novelist Jayabrato Chatterjee
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 2) – London

read more…
5th day: Sun Apr 4

Session 7: Veena as you’ve never heard it before!
Rajhesh Vaidhya: Carnatic Veena with a Difference
10:00 am to 12:00 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 1) – London

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Children’s Music Workshop 2
Free workshops in Indian classical music instruments. Suitable for 9 to 14 year olds.
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm,
Kings Place (St Prancas Room) – London

read more…

Session 8: An Audience with Ranjani and Gayatri / Khayal Recital
Double bill of a talk with Ranjani & Gayatri, followed by a Venkatesh Kumar
1:45 pm to 5:00 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 1) – London

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Exploring the Kanjira
Find out about the rhythmic patterns of the deceptively simple south Indian Kanjira5:20 pm to 6:00 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 2) – London

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Session 9: Soumik Datta and Pandit Shiv Kumar
Double concert of a sarod recital followed by santoor by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 1) – London

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Film: Zubeidaa
Drama about a concealed life of a mother by celebrated director, Shyam Benegal
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm,
Kings Place (Hall 2) – London

read more…
6th day: Tue Apr 6

Flute recital by Sunil Kant Gupta
A rare opportunity to hear a bansuri recital without amplification
7:45 pm to 9:15 pm,
Yehudi Menuhin Hall – Cobham, Surrey

read more…
7th day: Fri Apr 9

Santoor Concert by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
Double concert: Sitar by Roopa Panesar
followed by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm,
Birmingham Town Hall

read more…
8th day: Sat Apr 10

Santoor Concert by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
A rare opportunity to rare the santoor maestro in an intimate setting
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm,
Sage Gateshead

read more…

Sitar recital by Roopa Panesar
Evening ragas on India’s most iconic of instruments
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm,
New Art Exchange – Nottingham

read more…
9th day: Sun Apr 11
Santoor Recital by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
Double concert: Hindustani Vocal followed by a Santoor performance
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm,
Curve Theatre – Leicester

read more…
(Source: 03/2010 – Darbar Festival – www.darbar.org.uk)

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Moderation Script (03/2010): Music & Language – part 1 (Raga CDs of the Months)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 16, 2010

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Raga CDs des Monats (03/10): MUSIK & SPRACHE (Teil 1/2)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 15, 2010

Die Beziehung zwischen Musik und Sprache, zwischen Klang und gesprochenem oder gesungenem Wort ist eine Besondere.

Die Grammatiker des Sanskrits, der alten indischen Wissenschaftssprache, betrachten Musik und Sprache als divergierende Aspekte ein und desselben Phänomens.

Busto di Pitagora. Copia romana di originale greco. Musei Capitolini, Roma.

Busto di Pitagora. Copia romana di originale greco. Musei Capitolini, Roma. (Source: Wikipedia (ENG))

Mit der indisch klassischen Musik (Hindustani, Carnatic) gibt es eine Vielzahl von Gemeinsamkeiten unter der Überschrift “Musik und Sprache“, die auch die Grundlagen der abendländischen Harmonielehre sind, deren Beginn man mit dem Begründer der mathematischen Analyse der Musik – Pythagoras von Samos – und seinen empirischen Beweisführung der harmonischen Intervalle auf etwa mehr als 500 Jahre vor Christi Geburt datieren kann.

Musik scheint sich weit weniger diffus in uns abzubilden, als bisher angenommen. Vielmehr wird unsere Wahrnehmung von Tönen durch sehr genau umrissene Möglichkeiten und Grenzen definiert. Dem audiomentalen System kommt eine weit aus größere Bedeutung zu, als man bis vor Kurzem angenommen hatte.

Sendetermine…
Teil 1: 16ter März 2010 – 21:00 Uhr (METZ)
( Teil 2: 20ster April 2010
21:00 Uhr MESTZ )
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In Teil 1 stellt IMC – India meets Classic die Struktur von Musik und Sprache dar. In Teil 2 werden die sozialpsychologische Bedeutung von Musik für das Individuum und seine Interaktionsprozesse aus seiner geschichtlichen Entwicklung und aus dem Wesen der Musik näher beleuchten.

Die Wahrnehmung von Musik und das aktiv Musizieren, das zeigen uns jüngste Studien, beziehen nahezu alle Regionen des Gehirns mit ein. Die weitverbreitete Annahme, dass Musik in der rechten Gehirnhälfte und Sprache in der linken Gehirnhälfte verarbeitet wird, war schlichtweg falsch. Die aktuellen Forschungen zeigen auch, dass Sprache und Musik nahezu gleich verarbeitet werden. Der tiefgreifende, emotionale Gehalt der Musik, von Glückseligkeit bis zur Traurigkeit wirkt besonders stimulierend auf unser Gehirn mit für den Musikhörenden häufig körperlich intensiv wahrnehmbaren Reaktionen.

Musik schlägt sich sichtbar in unserem Leben nieder, in Gehirnaktivitäten, die heute mit modernen, bildgebenden Verfahren messbar sind und mit der (funktionellen) Magnetresonanz-Tomographie (MRT) oder  Magnetenzephalographie (MET) plastisch sichtbar gemacht werden können (Bild s. u.).

 

Stefan Koelsch: Nature Neuroscience 7(3), 2004: Music, Language and Meaning: Brain Signatures of Semantic Processing

Stefan Koelsch: Nature Neuroscience 7(3), 2004: Music, Language and Meaning: Brain Signatures of Semantic Processing

short paper (pdf: German | English)

Hinweis: Die 2-teilige IMC-Sendung “Musik und Sprache” (2x 58 min.) stellt angesichts der Vielzahl der beteiligten Wissenschaften (Musikethnologie, Anthropologie, Sprach- u. Sozialwissenschaften, Neuro-Sciences, Psychologie, Computerwissenschaften (künstliche Intelligenz) u.a. ) eine grundlegende Einführung dar.

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Raga CDs of the months (03/10): Music & Language (part 1 of 2)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 15, 2010

The relationship between music and language, between sounds and the spoken word or vocals is a very special one.

 

Busto di Pitagora. Copia romana di originale greco. Musei Capitolini, Roma.

Busto di Pitagora. Copia romana di originale greco. Musei Capitolini, Roma. (Source: Wikipedia (ENG))

The grammarians of Sanskrit, the ancient Indian science language regard music and language as divergent aspects of one and the same phenomena.

With Indian classial music (Hindustani, Carnatic) there is a multiplicity in common under the topic to “music and language “, which is the bases of the occidental harmonics, dated back to the founder of the mathematical analysis of music by Pythagoras of Samos who had evidenced empirically the harmonic intervals – approximately written before 500 B.C. .

Music seems to be reflected far less vaguely in us than it had been granted so far. Rather our perceptions of sounds are defined very exactly by outlined possibilities and borders. The audiomental system has greater importance than one had assumed recently.

dates of broadcasting…
part 1: 16th March 2010 – 09:00 p.m. (METZ)
( part 2: 20th April 2010 – 09:00 p.m. MESTZ )
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As shown by recent studies the perception of music and ‘music making’ incorporate nearby almost all regions of the brain. The widespread acceptance that music is processed in the right brain hemisphere and language in the left had completely been wrong. The current research shows that language and music are assimilated almost identically. The profound emotional content of music, from felicity to sadness affects particularly stimulating our brain and also produces frequently physically intensively perceptible reactions to the listener.

Music settles visibly in our life, in brain activities which are measurable nowadays and made vividly visible with modern medical imaging techniques e.g. (functional) magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) or Magnetoencephalography (MEG), see picture below.

In part 1 of 2 IMC – India meets Classic presents the structure of music & language. The  following broadcasting (part 2) will bring light up the social psychological meaning of music for individual and community interaction processes influenced by the nature of music as communication form.

 

Stefan Koelsch: Nature Neuroscience 7(3), 2004: Music, Language and Meaning: Brain Signatures of Semantic Processing

Stefan Koelsch: Nature Neuroscience 7(3), 2004: Music, Language and Meaning: Brain Signatures of Semantic Processing

short paper (pdf: German | English)

Note: IMC OnAir’s radio show “music and language” in two parts (2x 58 min.) represents a fundamental introduction regarding the multiplicity of sciences involved (music ethnology,  anthropology, language and social sciences, neuro sciences, psychology, computer sciences (artificial intelligence) among others).

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AFP: Indian villagers set world record for dance troupe

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 12, 2010

Mizo tribal youths take part in a mass "Cheraw", a traditional bamboo dance in Aizawl

Mizo tribal youths take part in a mass "Cheraw", a traditional bamboo dance in Aizawl

(AFP – AIZAWL, India) — A troupe of 10,780 tribal villagers in India’s northeast set a record Friday for the largest dance ensemble in the world with a carefully choreographed routine to welcome in the summer.

The dancers spread out over three kilometres (around two miles) to perform an eight-minute jig with bamboo sticks, setting a record at the expense of the previous holders — a 7,700-strong group in Cebu, in the Philippines.

A new Guinness world record was created with 10,780 dancers performing the bamboo dance for eight minutes in perfect rhythm,” a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records, Lucia Sinigagliesi, said after the event.

Sinigagliesi handed over a certificate to the arts and culture minister of the state of Mizoram, in India’s far east, which borders Myanmar, where the dance took place to the sound of bamboo sticks being knocked together.

“We are delighted to create history,” the minister, P.C. Zoramsangliana, told AFP in the capital, Aizawl, where the troupe in traditional tribal dress assembled at a military ground.

The bamboo dance, locally known as the Cheraw dance, is the harbinger of the Chapchar Kut festival of the Mizos tribal group, which marks the end of winter and advent of summer.

(Source: 12th March 2010 – Copyright © AFP)

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IWD 2010 – 34 Events in India… (status: 03/08/2010)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 8, 2010

IWD 2010 - Events in India...

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (8 March)

1918 – 1999
Since its birth in the socialist movement, International Women’s Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years the United Nations has held an annual IWD conference to coordinate international efforts for women’s rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. 1975 was designated as ‘International Women’s Year‘ by the United Nations. Women’s organisations and governments around the world have also observed IWD annually on 8 March by holding large-scale events that honour women’s advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women’s equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life.

2000 and beyond
IWD is now an official holiday in China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women’s and society’s thoughts about women’s equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that ‘all the battles have been won for women’ while many feminists from the 1970’s know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women’s visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.

However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as ‘Women’s History Month’.

So make a difference, think globally and act locally !! Make everyday International Women’s Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

34 events in India registrated… (source: http://www.internationalwomensday.com)

Date & time: 27 January 2010 8.00
End date: 27 March 2010 23.00
Event: FREE TAILORING CLASSES FOR WOMENS OF WEAKER SECTION.
About: Provide free tailoring (stitching) training to womens of the weaker section.
Venue: Tulsi Gramodyog Seva Samiti 3/332 Lucknow, Lucknow, 226001
Organisation: Tulsi Gramodyog Seva Samiti: NGO working for education and health of weaker section.
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Date & time: 01 February 2010 10.00
End date: 26 February 2010 12.00
Event: COMPETITION
About: February 2010- competitions on Painting Poem Story & Article Writing on A Woman’s Dream of Equal Rights & Equal Opportunities in different colleges of Kanpur.
Venue: Colleges, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208013
Organisation: Sakhi Kendra: Sakhi Kendra is a charitable organization working for Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equity to build a healthy society.
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Date & time: 26 February 2010 0.00 to 0.00
Event: INDUSLADIES WOMEN’S DAY BLOG CONTEST
About: International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8th. With us being a women’s site, we want to celebrate it BIG and have an IMPACT! We are celebrating it with a blog contest focusing on the most important women’s development issues.
Venue: http://www.indusladies.com/, Delhi, 110015
Organisation: Indusladies.com: Indusladies is the No. 1 Online Portal for Indian Woman Globally
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Date & time: 01 March 2010 9.00
End date: 06 March 2010 5.00
Event: WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION
About: WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION.(VARIOUS COMPETITIONS CONDUCTED) PARTICIPATED IN CULTURALS, MEHANDI. CHIEF GUEST: AARTI C RAJA RATNAM.
Venue: MAHENDRA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SEMINAR HALL., SALEM, 637503
Organisation: MAHENDRA ENGINEERING COLLEGE: Engineering college affliated to Anna University, Coimbatore
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Date & time: 03 March 2010 10.00
End date: 08 March 2010 5.00
Event: SAMAGRA 2010 – INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY CELEBRATIONS 2010
About: SAMAGRA 2010 WOMENS DAY CELEBRATION BASED ON INTERNATIONAL THEME FORUM DISCUSSION DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITION
Venue: DEPAUL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ANGAMALY, ANGAMALY, 683573
Organisation: DEPAUL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ANGAMALY: De Paul Institute of Science and Technology (DIST), Angamaly, is a professional college run by De Paul Education Trust.College offeres MSW , MBA , MHRM and MCA Courses
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Date & time: 06 March 2010 9.00 to 17.00
Event: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2010
About: . In the first session Hon’ble Justice Sh. Anil Kumar, Hon’ble Justice Ms. Hima Kohli, Hon’ble Justice Sh. Sunil Gaur of Delhi High Court and Sh.Rakesh Syal Addl. District and Session Judge have kindly consented to attend the Celebration. On this occasion Musical Chair, Spoon Race, Good Caring Husband Competition with interesting questions, Presentations on Burning issues related to the women and girl including Sexual Harassment at Workplace, Domestic Violence against women,will be organized. In the Second Session Prize Distribution, Inauguration of an Exhibition and Presentation on Girl-child will be arraged.Prof. Kiran Walia Hon’ble Minister for Women and Child Dev. Govt. of Delhi , Ms. Barkha Singh Hon’ble Chairperson Delhi Commission for Women and Sh. Amod Kanth Chairman Delhi Commission for protection of Child Rights have kindly consented to attend the programme.
Venue: Speaker Hall, Vithal Bhai Patel House, Constitution Club, New Delhi, New Delhi, 110001
Organisation: Bhagidari Jan Sahyog Samiti: Dedicated to the burning issues related to Women and Children
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Date & time: 06 March 2010 11.00
End date: 08 March 2010 8.00
Event: CELEBRATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2010
About: Organising 3 day film festival – women in cinema and felicitate women film journalists and a seminar
Venue: National film archive of India, prabhat road, pune, 411004
Organisation: aayam creations, ashay film club, nfai: aayam creations, ashay film club, national film archive of india
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Date & time: 07 March 2010 9.00
End date: 13 March 2010 20.00
Event: WOMEN WELLNESS HEALTH CHECK UP WEEK
About: A comprhensive women Health Check Program which Includes Gynaec Exam , Blood Tests , ECG ,PAP Smear and Urine Tests. Helps to evaluate health and prevent Cancers
Venue: Dhruv Clinics , No 11 , 2nd East Street , Kamraj Nagar , Thiruvanmiyur ,, Chennai, 600041
Organisation: Dhruv Clinics: A multi speciality clinic covering all medical and surgical specialties and super specialties. Also has a hitech diagnostic facility , physiotherapy and Home Health Care
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Date & time: 07 March 2010 3.50
End date: 08 March 2010 2.50
Event: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAMME BY WOMEN DOCTORS
About: Women Doctors of the city will meet to Celebrate their achievements and contributions to the society.
Venue: On Board’Bhagmati’ the Luxury Cruiser at Hussainsagar,Hyderabad., hyderabad, 500 095
Organisation: Osmania Medical College Doctors’ Forum: Osmania Medical College Doctors’ Forum is a body of doctors of the institute concerned with health and development and oflate taking up many issues affexcting women.
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Date & time: 07 March 2010 10.00
End date: 31 March 2010 1.30
Event: INTERNATIONAL WORKING WOMEN€Ͽ�S DAY CENTENARY PROGRAMMES
About: Public meetings and hearings, cultural performances, film festival, workshops on property rights, labour laws, gender and sexuality
Venue: Across Bangalore – M.G. Statue, NGO Hall, Indian Social Institute, Badami House, Central College, Peenya, Malleshwaram Circle, Shivaji Nagar, Mysore Bank Circle, Samsa Theatre, Bangalore, 560026
Organisation: Mahila Horata Okkootta: A coalition of 20 women’s organizations and individuals in Karnataka state highlighting the women’s movement’s struggles, achievements, continuing challenges and new issues.
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Date & time: 07 March 2010 9.00 to 7.00
Event: INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY CELEBRATIONS
About: Organising a sales event for women enterpreneurs in and Rajarajeshwarinagar, enabling these people to sell their products, also launch of b2b network for women enterpreneurs, so they get in touch with each other through the year
Venue: Community Hall, adj.Venkateshwara Temple, Ideal Homes, Rajarajeshwarinagar BAngalore., Bangalore, 560098
Organisation: vaishnavi e-tech: Into training in jewellry making, wax doll making, copra design and marriage, thermocol decoration and women empowerment, for all women both from rural and urban areas.
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Date & time: 07 March 2010 10.00
End date: 08 March 2010 17.00
Event: POOR WOMEN,S CONCEPT UNDERSTANDING ON IWD IN SIRUMALAI HILLS.
About: THERE WILL BE RALLY OF 500 RURAL WOMEN IN THE HILLY AREA AND A SEMINAR ON DEVELOPMENT.GANDHIGRAM RURAL UNIVERSITY AND SHARE,DINDIGUL JOINTLY ORGANISING EVENT.WOMEN LEADERS,EDUCATIONISTS,DEVELOPMENT WORKERS PARTICIPATE.
Venue: SIRUMALAI HILLS,AGATHIAR ASHRAM,DINDIGUL DT.TAMILNADU,INDIA, DINDIGUL, 632003
Organisation: SHARE: SHARE IS A WOMEN AND CHILDREN DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION WORKING WITH POOR RURAL WOMEN THE DISADVANTAGED.
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Date & time: 07 March 2010 2.00 to 4.00
Event: LAUNCH OF ALBUM NAARI KI GARIMA A SONG ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
About: To release a song on women empowerment dedicated to the late Smt. INDIRA GANDHI By HIMANI KAPOOR (Well know playback singer) Produced by Prashank Bindal (arccine motion pictures)
Venue: On 7th March 2010 Speaker’s Hall Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001 Time 2:00 pm onwards , New Delhi, 110001
Organisation: arccery motion:
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 12.00 to 18.00
Event: NARI SHAKTI KO SALAM
About: Female foeticide is an extreme manifestation of violence against women. Female foetuses are selectively aborted after pre-natal sex determination, thus avoiding the birth of girls.This became the reckoning reason for organizing “Nari Shakti ko Salam”. With this concern Udgam decided to awarding women for their valuable contribution towards society in 6 categories. These categories are Social, Entrepreneur, Journalism, Sports, and Art & Culture. Seminar on “Save Girl Child”. Drawing competition on “Save Girl” for housewives & corporate.
Venue: Banquet Hall, Infocity clubs & resorts, Ch-0,, Gandhinagar, 382002
Organisation: Udgam Charitable Trust: We are Udgam Charitable working on Sanitation, Women Empowerment, Rural Development, etc. Nirmal Gram Puraskar – an award of GOI for the work on sanitation was received by Twenty four villages in Udgam’s working area. More than 1245 woman members are in 65 SHGs at Kalol block.We are celebrating 100 years of International women’s Day on 8th March, 2010 at Gandhingar on United Nations theme Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all.
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 10.00 to 12.00
Event: HONOURING WOMEN HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
About: Five women health professionals will be honoured by Humaclin Healthcare Pvt Ltd for their outstanding contributions to improve women health status in India particularly in the most challenging situations of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh states of India.
Venue: Humaclin Auditorium at I P Extension, Delhi, 110092
Organisation: Humaclin Healthcare Pvt Ltd: Humaclin is a professional service firm in health sector. Humaclin works with the State and National Governments providing technical and management consulting services striving to improve health systems and address major public health issues. Humaclin’s strength lies in its ability to work out innovative, long term sustainable solutions in most challenging situations. The firm is equipped with right mix of technical and social expertise to precisely provide technical services of high caliber and bring about value addition for health programme and health institutions both in public & private sectors.
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 10.00 to 13.00
Event: FELICITATING WOMEN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS AND WOMEN GREEN ENTREPRENEURS
About: Felicitating Grass root level Women striving to achieve clean and Green Villages and practicing organic farming and Green entrepreneurs making handcrafts with recycled materials made from paper
Venue: College of Home Science, Saifabad, Hyderabad, 500004
Organisation: Andhra Pradesh Environment Connect (APEC): APEC is a group of 1500 volunteers working in the areas of Water and Energy Conservation, Tree planting, waste recycling of paper and plastics striving to achieve Green villages and towns through Awareness Creation and Voluntary action focusing on the Role of Women
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 13.00 to 18.00
Event: CHAK DE MAHILA ATHELETIC MEET
About: varios sports event only for ladies i.e discuss, javelin, flat race, lemon spoon race, obstacle race, three legged race, badminton & musical chair
Venue: bhagini mandal, north ambazari road, nagpur, NAGPUR
Organisation: MAHESHWARI MAHILA SAMITI: more then 2 decades old & striving to consolidate housewives including organising marriage of destitute girls, encouraging home-made edibles
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 11.00 to 2.00
Event: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION
About: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Celebration. Ogranising Medical Camp. Hemoglobin Check for Girls by Pathologist. General Health Check of all students. Honoring of 5 parents of Girl Children. Distribution of sweets & juices to the students.
Venue: “Samarpan Badhir Vidhyalaya” a NGO imparting education to deaf children., Agra
Organisation: Smriti: Smriti is an NGO making sincere efforts towards the social upliftment especially for women by
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 10.00 to 16.00
Event: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
About: Workshop on Women issues such as Prevention of Domestic Violence, Reproductive Health and Economic Empowerment is being organised. In the post lunch various cultural items will be organised.
Venue: SIRDA College of Engineering for Women, Sundernagar., Naulakha, 175137
Organisation: Centre for Sustainabel Development: We are NGO based in Himachal Pradesh, India engaged in various AIDS Awareness, Social Empowerment, Environment Conservation, Eco-tourism, Sustainable Livelihoods.
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 10.00 to 11.00
Event: HONORING THE FIRST LADY CUSTOMER WHO VISIT BRANCH
About: THE LADY CUSTOMER WHO VISIT FIRST TODAY TO OUR BRANCH WILL BE GREETED BY THE ENTIRE STAFF MEMBERS AND WELCOMED HER BY GIVING A SET OF DRESSES AND NEW UNBRELLA
Venue: AT BRANCH PREMISES SBT SAKTHIKULANGARA KOLLAM KERALA, KOLLAM, 691581
Organisation: STATE BANK OF TRAVANCORE: A Public sector Bank’s semi urban branch
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 10.00 to 8.00
Event: WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION
About: one day programme
Venue: veikalipatty, tirunelveli
Organisation: tide: to develop for women’s rights in society
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 12.00 to 15.30
Event: CELEBRATION CUM FELICITATION PROGRAMME
About: Emminent personalities(men & women)from various fields would be honoured followed by different cultural programmes & rally.
Venue: Lajpat Bhavan, Motijheel,, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Organisation: Sakhi Kendra: Sakhi Kendra is a charitable organization working for Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equity to build a healthy society.
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 9.00
End date: 09 March 2010 6.00
Event: VILLAGE VISION
About: Village Vision Programme to sensitise women against violence. And Seminar on Women’s Rights
Venue: Villages around Arcot, vellore District Tamil Nadu, India. and Arcot Annai Indiraa Meeting Hall, ARCOT, 632503
Organisation: ARCOT ANNAI INDIRAA WOMEN’S WELFARE ASSOCIATION: An organisation for women is working for the cause of women rights, health, education and Women Development. Also, We organise women in Self Help Groups
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 9.00
End date: 17 March 2010 14.00
Event: WOMEN BUILD
About: International and domestic women volunteers build homes for the underprivileged women of Hegdenagar slum, Bangalore.Women BUILD links women who are well-off to those less fortunate.
Venue: Hegdenagar Slum, Bangalore, Bangalore
Organisation: Habitat for Humanity India: Habitat for Humanity India seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the country and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 12.00 to 5.00
Event: WOMEN’S HEALTH AND EDUCATION AWARENESS CAMP
About: Women health and education awareness camp for less privileged.
Venue: New Pushpa Montessori School, Pandit Purva, Indira Nagar, Lucknow, 226016
Organisation: Tulsi Gramodyog Seva Samiti: An NGO for weaker section in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Raipur (CG).
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 10.00 to 13.00
Event: WOMEN’S HEALTH AND EDUCATION AWARENESS CAMP
About: organize an awreness camp on health and education for women.
Venue: Jupiter Academy,, Lucknow, 226016
Organisation: Jupiter Academy: An NGO for weaker section.
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 12.00 to 23.00
Event: NO BOUNDARIES ONLY UNLIMITED POTENTIAL
About: Hear our leaders talk about what Microsoft Services and why Diversity is a business priority and how a career with us has “No Boundaries only Unlimited Potential”
Venue: Virtual event for all of International – Please visit our website and register – http://www.careernomics.com/microsoft, International
Organisation: Microsoft: Microsoft Services is the consulting, technical support, and customer service arm of the world’s leading software company. The Microsoft Services professional helps customers and partners discover and implement high-value Microsoft solutions that generate rapid, meaningful, and measurable results.
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Date & time: 08 March 2010 9.30 to 5.30
Event: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS
About: Meeting on the Theme “Equal Rights, Equal Participation; Progress for all”. Granting of Award on the name of Late Smt. Suvarna Rani Gandham to a renowned Women Activist in the State.
Venue: Town Hall (Kona Kalakshethram) Bapatla., Bapatla, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, 522 101
Organisation: VIVEKA SERVICE SOCIETY (VSS): An NGO working for the last two decades. Encouraging formation of Community Based Organizations under the leadership of women. Formed 18 Coops in Three Districts with over 45000 women membership.
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Date & time: 09 March 2010 14.00 to 17.00
Event: SAKHI FETE & STREET PLAY IN SLUMS
About: Girls will be exhibiting their products e.g. jewellery, jute materials, readymade clothes etc. made by them during the vocational courses conducted by Sakhi kendra.
Venue: Rani Ka Baghicha (Slum), Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208013
Organisation: Sakhi Kendra: Sakhi Kendra is a charitable organization working for Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equity to build a healthy society.
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Date & time: 12 March 2010 12.00
End date: 15 March 2010 14.00
Event: SAKHI CHAUPAL
About: Corporators, police and officials of the concerned ward, police station and area office will interact on prevalent issues and problems of the area.
Venue: 20 Slums of Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208013
Organisation: Sakhi Kendra: Sakhi Kendra is a charitable organization working for Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equity to build a healthy society.
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Date & time: 13 March 2010 12.00 to 14.00
Event: TALK, STREET PLAY & ROAD EXHIBITION
About: Discussion with the engineering students on Human Rights & Minimizing violence on Youth & Women in Kanpur followed by Street Play & Road Exhibition
Venue: Kanpur University Campus, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208013
Organisation: Sakhi Kendra: Sakhi Kendra is a charitable organization working for Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equity to build a healthy society.
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Date & time: 17 March 2010 12.00
End date: 18 March 2010 14.00
Event: MIL KE CHALO
About: The women and youth leaders of Sakhi Committee would be gathered to raise the voice against all forms of violence against women.
Venue: 20 Slums of Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208013
Organisation: Sakhi Kendra: Sakhi Kendra is a charitable organization working for Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equity to build a healthy society.
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Date & time: 06 May 2010 9.00
End date: 07 May 2010 18.00
Event: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP FORUM
About: Successful annual now comes to India – gathering prominent women leaders from worldwide to share their experience and inspiration
Venue: New Delhi – the capital city of India, India
Organisation: naseba: naseba, a business information company, has been producing unique and successful B2B event platforms since 2003.
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Date & time: 30 May 2010 8.00
End date: 31 May 2010 8.00
Event: MAYA 2010 WOMAN MAGICIANS’ CONVENTION
About: World’s first convention of woman magicians organised by the Asia’s first Magic Academy under the able leadership of gifted magician Gopinath Muthukad.
Venue: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), 695012
Organisation: Magic Academy, India: Asia’s first Magic Academy established and ably led by magician of repute, Gopinath Muthukad for the uplift of magic and magicians.
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