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Pakistan's Bilquis Bano, Caretaker of Speech and Hearing Impaired Geeta and Gladys Staines Honoured with the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2015
Business Wire IndiaThe Harmony Foundation on Sunday conferred the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2015 on Pakistan's Bilquis Bano, the caretaker of deaf and mute Indian national Geeta, at a ceremony held in Mumbai

Jean Vanier Wins 2015 Templeton Prize
Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche, a revolutionary international network of communities where people with and without learning disabilities live and work together as peers, has won the 2015 Templeton Prize.

L'Arche Founder Jean Vanier Wins 2015 Templeton Prize
Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together, has won the 2015 Templeton Prize. One of the most prestigious honors in the world, the Templeton Prize, has previously been awarded to Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and others.

#PeaceBegins Movement Launched by A Better World
A Better World, creator of the popular altruistic Facebook game with over 25 million good deeds, is launching the #PeaceBegins movement to inspire people to do small acts to bring about big changes. Like Mother Teresa said, "Peace begins with a smile."

Community Development Programs, Peace Parade and Musical Presentations Mark International Day of Peace Celebrations at UST Global Offices Worldwide

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Holds Private Screening in United Nations
"Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain," the upcoming historical-drama release set amidst the real life Bhopal disaster that occurred in India in 1984, held a private screening to a youth assembly in the United Nations on August 7th 2014.

Combating Hunger, Curbing Obesity Earns Social Activist Highest Kiwanis Honor
INDIANAPOLIS, IN AND CHIBA, JAPAN--(Marketwired - July 18, 2014) - At the 99th Annual Kiwanis International Convention, Kiwanis International honored Masa Kogure, founder of Table For Two, with the service organization's highest award -- the 2014 World Service Medal -- for his dedication to ending hunger in Africa while curbing obesity in developed nations.

BetterWorldians Radio Teams Up With Anti-Bullying Partners
BetterWorldians Radio today announced a partnership with Angels & Doves, an anti-bullying organization, and country singer Josey Milner, an Angel Ambassador. Milner and Kim Harvey, founder of Angels & Doves, were guests on BetterWorldians Radio on February 6th. The episode is now available via podcast on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel (

Mr. David Frigstad, Chairman, Frost & Sullivan Takes on PM Modi's 'Clean India' Pledge to Heart
Frost & Sullivan has put into action Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to 'Clean India'. Chairman, Mr. David Frigstad who on a brief visit to India was impressed by Mr. Modi’s initiative and kick started 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' at Frost & Sullivan, Chennai

Community Development Programs, Peace Parade and Musical Presentations Mark International Day of Peace Celebrations at UST Global Offices Worldwide
UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, celebrated Peace Day, also known as International Day of Peace—an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence recognized by United Nations on 21 September every year—across its offices and centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific

Acts of Kindness Movement Growing by Millions
A Better World has now logged over ten million good deeds in the popular Facebook game. The game, which was designed to encourage small acts of kindness, has been played by more than two million people and just may be creating a movement that they intended...a better world

Global Phone Company Recycles 20,000 UK Royal Mail Bikes and Donates to Malawi
Mobal Communications has recycled 20,000 discarded bicycles from the UK Royal Mail and donated to a rural township in Malawi. To date, the UK-based mobile phone provider has distributed over $10 million through its charity, The Krizevac Project, which creates opportunities for education, jobs and has recently completed the Mother Teresa Children's Centre in this rural Malawi township

ProActive Capital Group Sponsors TEDxWallStreet 2013 to Spread "Filling the Void" Ideas on Wall Street
ProActive Capital Group (PCG), a leading capital market advisory and communications firm, announced today that it is sponsoring the second annual TEDxWallStreet not-for-profit conference

Harmony Foundation Honors NGO’s and Individuals at the 6th Edition of the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2013
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other” - Mother Teresa. This famous quote holds true in today’s times where communal conflicts and societal issues challenge human advancement

Polaris’ Revenues Register Growth of 13%
Board recommends a 100% Dividend for FY13 Polaris Financial Technology Ltd, a leader in products, solutions and services that enable unprecedented operational productivity for the global Financial Services industry,today announced its fourth quarter and annual results for FY 12-13. Key Performance Metrics For the year ended 31st March, 2013: -- Revenues grew by 13% Y-o-Y to Rs

eHarmony Has Ten Great Comebacks to the Perennial Holiday Question 'Why Are You Still Single?'
This holiday season, let eHarmony help answer that never ending question from family and friends -- "why are you still single?" We've put together 10 of our snappiest comebacks for use at parties, family events and holiday gatherings to get prying family members off your back

Celebrate in Safari Style at Ninth Annual Duct Tape Festival
What should you pack when you head out on safari? Canteen? Check. Binoculars? Check. Duck Tape®? Triple Check.

R.Sivakumar, CEO, Palace Homes® Group, Honored with ‘Vaniga Maamani Award-2012’
Mr.R.Sivakumar, also known as S.Kumaar, CEO, Palace Homes Group, was awarded ‘Vaniga Maamani Award-2012’ for his achievement in Realty sector in a glittering function held on 5th August 2012 at JIPMER Auditorium, Pondicherry. The awards were given by ‘Vanigamani’,a leading business magazine in Tamil, to select individuals for achievement in their respective fields

'City of Joy' author Dominique Lapierre critically ill
Internationally renowned author Dominique Lapierre is critically ill.

Ex-Indian diplomat gets President Obama to autograph a sketch of himself
Former Indian diplomat Placido D'Souza has spent his time after retirement from the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) pursuing his hobby of sketching celebrities and getting them to sign the same.

Kolkata sees unprecedented security measures being taken for Clinton visit
Unprecedented security measures are put in place for the first visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to this premier city next week, particularly after a Muslim cleric threatened to protest.

Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary observed in Kolkata
The 150th birth anniversary of renowned social reformer Swami Vivekananda was observed on Thursday here with rallies and cultural programmes.

Part time DJ 'may have inspired Adele's heartbreak album'
Ever since the release of album '21', people have been pondering about the identity of the man who broke Adele's heart and prompted her to write such soul-searching songs for her album 21.

World Traveler Focuses on People in 'No More Heroes'
In his new novel, "No More Heroes" (, author Henry Biernacki draws on his experiences as a world traveler and pilot for Virgin America airline to explore the relationships that enrich the travel experience.

Hindus laud Albania for offering university education to Roma youth
Hindus have applauded Albania for its "Inclusion of Young Roma in the University System" program.ommending this plan, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that "it was step in the right direction".

3-yr-old Oz girl blessed by Pope miraculously survives death
A three-year-old Australian girl, who was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI when he was in Sydney recently, escaped from death in a miraculous incident.

Disenchanted by Maoist ideology, rebel turns into a teacher in Bihar
Disillusioned by Maoist ideology and extremist activities, Nanda Singh, a rebel in Bihar's Gaya District turned into a teacher and is providing education to poor children for free of cost.

Disillusioned Maoist turns to teaching
Nanda Singh, a Maoist rebel has taken to the teaching profession, educating poor children free of cost, after being left disillusioned by Maoist ideology and extremist activities.

India grants last- minute reprieve to British nun following deportation outcry
A British nun, Jacqueline Jean McEwan, who is known as a modern-day Mother Teresa, has been granted a last-minute reprieve following an outcry over her deportation order.

50 Golden Years of Driving Up the Road of Success
Armed with his legendary one man one truck and one vision, back in 1959, Patel led the entity effectively to make it one of the leading National Carriers of India. By starting from the grassroots, Patel visualised companies, studied them in detail and believed that to run & manage companies one needed the best & right manpower available

Exhibition train to go on cultural exchange programme to Bangladesh
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that "Sanskriti Express", a special exhibition train to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore is set to go on a cultural exchange programme to Bangladesh on an invitation by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Argentina soccer team visits Mother House in Kolkata
Argentina soccer team, including coach and assistant coach, visited the Mother House, the headquarters of Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa, here on Sunday.

Bhopal's unprivileged children meet Santa Claus
Thousands of unprivileged children congregated at the Lal Parade Grounds in Bhopal, to meet Santa Claus on Saturday.

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