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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…

World Migratory Bird Day 2020 to be observed today: All you need to know and how to join global campaign

The World Migratory Bird Day aims to bring attention to the need of conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The global programme helps raise awareness about the numerous threats faced by the birds.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

In 2006, the United Nations decided to observe World Migratory Bird Day on two particular dates in a year – the second Saturday in May and October. World Migratory Bird Day 2020 will be celebrated on 9 May and 10 October this year.

Theme

The World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated by a collaborative partnership between two UN treaties – the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) – and the Colorado-based non-profit organisation Environment for the Americas (EFTA).

World Migratory Bird Day 2020 will be observed with the theme of ‘Birds Connect Our World’. This theme is meant to put focus on conservation and restoring the ecological balance, which are closely linked to the survival of migratory birds.

CMS and AEWA said that destruction of wild areas can facilitate the kinds of infectious diseases the world is now combating. Hence, urgent action to better protect and sustain wildlife and their habitats is needed.

Migratory birds have to fight against natural disasters such as cyclones and wildfires that often destroy their habitats.

Poaching also remains one of the greatest threats to the bird population. Around 25 million migratory birds are killed or illegally trapped each year in just 20 Mediterranean countries, says the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

How it is celebrated

The World Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated with online events and global meetings. Anyone interested in participating in the global campaign can visit the social media handles of World Migratory Bird Day. Information about more such events can also be found on www.worldmigratorybirdday.org.



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