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Human rights congress

NEW DELHI DEC. 10. The 6th World Human Rights Congress was organised by the Indian Institute of Human Rights at India International Centre here today. The theme for this year's Congress was "Human Rights for Human Security".

While the director of Indian Institute of Human Rights, Raghu Rai, introduced and presented the theme, the president of the World Institution Building Programme, Priya Ranjan Trivedi, gave the welcome address.

On the occasion, the IIHR announced award for television journalism to the NDTV and the Krishna Development Initiative, a non-government-organisation, for unravelling a child trafficking racket and for print journalism to Daipayan Haldar for writing on the exploitation of Dalits in the Kasba region of West Bengal.

The Ambassador of the League of Arab States Mission, Dhabiya Khamis Al-Mehairi, the Ambassador of Palestine, Osama Musa, and the Deputy Chief Military Observer of United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan, Flemming Agerskov, participated in the World Human Rights Congress.

Kapil spends time with kids

NEW DELHI DEC. 10. Cricket star Kapil Dev visited New Delhi railway station on Thursday to participate in the latest venture of a non-government-organisation, "Khushii Cares", and spent some time with the children of migrant labourers there.

During his interaction with the children, Mr. Dev motivated them to actively participate in the educational programmes of Khushii Cares. Commenting on the NGO's new venture, he said "these children will realise the importance of education only when it is explained to them with great conviction and care. If I, with my so-called celebrity status, can affect and influence the minds of a few of them to participate in the venture for educating themselves, it will be a great achievement for Khushii Cares."

While seeking to bring smiles on the faces of street children, the organisation strives to wean out children from destitution. Besides restoring children to their families, it fulfils their basic needs such as nutrition, clothing, counselling, protection and recreation.

Foundation stone laid

NEW DELHI DEC. 10. The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Anbumani Ramadoss, laid the foundation stone of the Positron Emission Tomography and Medical Cyclotron Project at the Army Research and Referral Hospital on Thursday. The project is part of the Hospital's Department of Nuclear Medicine and involves the setting up of medical cyclotron for in-house production of positron emitting isotopes and a PET/CT scanner for imaging. PET/CT has emerged as a very important diagnostic tool for molecular imaging in the field of oncology, cardiology and neurology. The establishment of this facility will give a boost to the super-speciality care for patients at the Army Hospital. The Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Lt. Gen. J.R.Bhardwaj, was also present on the occasion.

Infotech exhibition

NEW DELHI DEC. 10. The Infra Comm India (ICI) 2004, an international exhibition cum summit, is showcasing the perfect synergy between Information Technology and telecom at Pragati Maidan here.

The three-day exhibition, which began on Thursday, has been supported by the Nam Trade Service Centre -- the nodal agency for fostering bilateral relations between 117 Non-Aligned countries in respect to varied technology segments -- and displays the strength of a number of IT and telecom companies.

The ICI is also witnessing participation by companies from Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sudan, which are exploring possibilities of joint ventures with Indian companies.

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