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Paris, France
Joined March 2016
Amb Vishal V Sharma delivered India's National Statement at 212th Session of the Executive Board of UNESCO. He highlighted India's tradition of Sewa Parmo Dharma and emphasized on the importance of Emotional Quotient and Spiritual Quotient in Education.
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With the view to promote banking activity to reduce poverty amongst people, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched in 2014. It aims at delivering financial services at an affordable cost. PM Jan Dhan Yojana has 46,05,00,000 beneficiaries.@VishalVSharma7
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Under 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', over 100 million toilets were constructed in rural India. To ensure that the open defecation free behaviours are sustained, the Mission is moving towards the next Phase II i.e ODF-Plus. @VishalVSharma7
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With the aim of improving Environment and Women’s health, Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojna, was launched in 2016. Clean cooking fuel is not only an energy issue but also economic and social issue. 9,34,26,689 LPG connections have been released under Ujjwala Yojana. @VishalVSharma7
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To foster the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, ‘Bhasha Sangam’ app aims to give users familiarity with a wide range of Indian languages. It enables people to learn different languages of different states of India. @VishalVSharma7
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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban is a flagship Mission of Government of India. It addresses urban housing shortage among EWS category & slum dwellers by ensuring a pucca house to all eligible urban households by the year 2022 when India completes its 75 years. @VishalVSharma7
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Aiming at improving the lives of farmers, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana provides affordable crop insurance to ensure comprehensive risk cover for crops of farmers against all non-preventable natural risks from pre-sowing to post-harvest stage. @VishalVSharma7
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Hansa Mehta,a freedom fighter and social reformer, was India's delegate to UNHRC(1947-1948). She is credited with making significant changes in the language of Article 1 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. @VishalVSharma7
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Durga Devi, unsung heroine of India's freedom struggle, was born on 7 October 1907. She is popularly known as the woman who helped Bhagat Singh escape from Lahore after assassination of John p. Saunders. She later taught at Kanya Vidyalaya. @VishalVSharma7
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Khadi,handspun and handwoven cotton cloth, is one of the symbol's of India's freedom struggle. It was introduced to the people of undivided India in 1918 in order to achieve self-sufficiency and independence from British textiles. Khadi is spun using a Charkha. @VishalVSharma7
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Khangchendzongpa National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2016, is located in Sikkim. Its caves, rivers,lakes etc are object of worship by the people of Sikkim. @VishalVSharma7
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Western Ghats, inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2012, is older than the Himalayas. Its high montane forest ecosystems influence the Indian monsoon weather pattern. It is home to atleast 325 globally threatened flora, fauna, bird, amphibian species. @VishalVSharma7
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On 8th #NationalHandloomDay remembering Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay,a social reformer and freedom fighter. She played a crucial role in bringing back handicrafts and handlooms to help in uplifting the socio-economic status of Indian women. @VishalVSharma7
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Sundarbans National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1987, covers land and water in the Ganges delta. It contains largest area of mangrove forests. Mangrove habitat supports the single largest population of tigers. @VishalVSharma7
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Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1988, is renowned for its meadows of alpine flowers and natural beauty. It is home to Asiatic bear, snow leopard, brown bear, blue sheep. @VishalVSharma7
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Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1985, is home to a great variety of wildlife, including endangered species like pygmy hog, tiger, rhinoceros. Located in Assam, it is a biodiversity hotspot. @VishalVSharma7
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Keoladeo National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1985, is the former duck-hunting reserve of Maharajas. It is one of the major wintering areas for large numbers of aquatic birds from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. @VishalVSharma7
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Kaziranga National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1985,represents the last unmodified natural areas in North eastern India. Located in Assam,It is inhabited by World's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, tigers, elephants, panthers etc. @VishalVSharma7
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Great Himalayan National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2014,is located in Western Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. It is characterized by high alpine peaks, alpine meadows and riverine forests. @VishalVSharma7
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Jaipur City, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2019, was founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur was established on the plain and built according to a grid plan interpreted in the light of Vedic architecture. @VishalVSharma7
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Rudreshwara, Ramappa Temple, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2021, is located in Palampet in Telangana. Its pyramidal vimana made of floating bricks,lightweight porous bricks which reduce the weight of roof structures. @VishalVSharma7
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