National review conference of Department of Social Justice, Empowerment: Two-day national review conference organised by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment conducted in New Delhi recently.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said, the focus of this conference is to discuss the issue pertaining to the welfare schemes being implemented by the department for the marginalized section of the society including Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Classes, Senior Citizens and others.
The National Review Conference will have deliberation on an overview of the schemes, highlighting best practice and innovations from States and Union Territories to establish better synergy between the States and Centre.
G20 Anti Corruption Working Group Meeting: The three day Anti-Corruption Working Group meeting under the G20 India Presidency concluded at the Tehri, Uttarakhand. Its primary goal is to prepare “comprehensive recommendations for consideration by leaders on how the G20 could continue to make practical and valuable contributions to international efforts to combat corruption”.The ACWG has led the G20 anti-corruption efforts coordinating the collective and national actions taken by its members.The ACWG actively works with the World Bank Group, the OECD, the UNODC, the IMF, the FATF, as well as with the Business 20 (B20) and the Civil Society 20 (C20).
Sengol Sceptre: The Sengol sceptre, measuring an impressive five feet in length, is a remarkable creation made from silver and gold. It carries a rich history as it was originally handed over to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru by Lord Mountbatten on August 14, 1947, symbolizing the momentous transfer of power during India’s Independence.Subsequently, the sceptre was put on display at The Allahabad Museum, allowing visitors to appreciate its historical significance.
The golden scepter has its origins in the Chola empire, where it was used as a symbol of power transfer from one king to another.It had a carving of the Nandi atop it, which is said to be a symbol of justice.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar: Born on this day in 1883 near Nasik in Maharashtra, he was popularly called Veer Savarkar.Veer Savarkar was a freedom fighter.He called 1857 revolt as the first war of independence.He founded the following Organizations: Abhinav Bharat Society and Free India Society.He was also a member of India House. He was not the founder of Hindu Mahasabha, but he did served as its president.He opposed the Quit India struggle in 1942, calling it a “Quit India but keep your army” movement.
Savarkar endorsed the ideal of India as a Hindu Rashtra and is credited with developing the Hindu nationalist political ideology Hindutva.
Publications: He wrote the book ”Joseph Mazzini- Biography and Politics”.
He published “The Indian War of Independence” about the Indian rebellion of 1857.
The airport at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar’s capital has been named Veer Savarkar International Airport.