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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

International Firefighters’ Day 2020: How a tragic incident in Australia motivates world to observe the day; all you need to know

International Firefighters’ Day is observed on 4 May to recognise and honour the sacrifices of firemen.

People express their gratitude towards firefighters by wearing blue and red ribbons pinned together. They also participate in memorials and other events.

Representational image. AP

The colours in the ribbon signify the main elements firefighters work with – red for fire and blue for water. These two colours also used to signify the emergency services.

History and significance

International Firefighters’ Day was adopted after a tragic incident that occurred in Linton, Australia. On 2 December, 1998, five firemen were killed while fighters they were trying to douse a wildfire.

After the Linton incident, firefighter JJ Edmondson wrote an email to colleagues that they should have a day to honour firemen. Thus, International Firefighters Day’ came into being.

The date 4 May was chosen as it is linked to the feast day of St Florian, the first known commander of a firefighting squad in the Roman Empire.

According to International Firefighters’ Day’s website, St Florian and his colleagues lost their lives protecting the same humane ideas which firefighters all over the world share even today.

This day is also known as St Florian’s Day and has been observed for more than 150 years in Europe.

The fire and emergency services body of New Zealand released a video to honour their employees on International Firefighters’ Day.

“This video is about showing that New Zealanders celebrate and acknowledge the important work our firefighters,” Fire and Emergency CEO Rhys Jones was quoted as saying.


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