Aussie netballer excited and ready to help PNG women

first_imgWatson, who is the brand ambassador of WaterAid Australia will be in the country until the December 11.She will be travelling with representatives from the Oaktree Foundation, WaterAid and Netball Victoria to visit a school in Port Moresby as well as communities and clinics in East Sepik and Mt. Hagen.“I am very passionate about the health and wellbeing of young women around the world and sports is one way to build awareness and educate women about accessing clean safe water, sanitation and hygiene, completing school and gender equality,” said Watson.CEO of WaterAid Australia, Paul Nichols said he was also very excited about the partnership with Netball Victoria, which he said will help drive the message home to people all over PNG about sanitation and hygiene.He added it is partnerships like this that help support the PNG Government’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) policy.last_img read more

Culture Ministry to develop Gandhipedia

first_imgThe ‘Gandhipedia’ is being developed as a social media portal that will contain original works related to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, a Culture Ministry official said. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had mentioned about Gandhipedia during the course of her Budget speech in the Parliament on July 5. The Central government has planned a slew of measures to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi which falls on October 2 this year. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn order to mark the occasion, a Gandhipedia is being developed by the National Council for Science Museums (NCSM) to sensitise the youth and the society at large about Gandhian values, Sitharaman had said in her speech. “The portal will function on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine running. It will be a repository of knowledge on Mahatama Gandhi. The portal will contain original photographs, visuals, speeches and the 100 collected works of Gandhiji. Books by Gandhiji will also be available on the portal apart from books that have been written on him,” said a senior official of the Culture Ministry on Sunday. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Gandhipedia will be free for access to everybody. The project is at present being designed by the National Council for Science and Museums. It will be jointly implemented by IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Gandhinagar. The Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust has been maintaining (, which is also a repository of knowledge on Mahatma Gandhi. This portal, which contains Gandhian works in portable document format (pdf), will continue to run simultaneously along with Gandhipedia. The works that are being uploaded on the Gandhipedia are based on optical character recognition plus technology. It will be in searchable format.last_img read more