26 June marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Dr. Reyaz Ganaie briefly summarizes different reports related to the drug abuse. He writes about the responsible role to be played by the society in general and teachers and law enforcement agencies, in particular, to stop this menace from consuming youth.
International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the United Nations (UN) has embraced them as a powerful advocacy […]
Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie Disease and illnesses have plagued humanity since the earliest days. However, it was not until the marked shift to agrarian communities that the scale and spread of these diseases increased dramatically. The widespread trade also created new opportunities for human interactions that sped up epidemics. Malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, influenza, smallpox, and […]
Traveling is a movement of people between distant geographical locations for recreation, research, exploration, gathering information, etc. It has been rightly said that traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller as the world is a book and those who do not travel read one page of this book. Historically the earliest tourism […]
The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every […]
Adhering to the protest call given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir valley against the siege of Hazratbal Masjid, on this day in 1993, thousands of people offered congregational Friday prayers in the Historic Jamia Masjid Bijbehara. After the prayers, a peaceful procession led by Hurriyat leader Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi marched towards the national […]
A visit to distant geographical locations and particularly to a historical place is always an exciting and fascinating experience. Travelling widens our perspective on life and life is itself a journey which makes us grateful. It has been well said that it is better to see something once than hear about it thousand times. Recently, […]