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Friday, June 22, 2018

Anuradha Koirala To Be Honored as Human Rights Icon of Asia by G.O.D. Asia this July in India


Human trafficking in Southeast Asia have been a long nightmare in the region and still is prevalent today caused by universal factors such as poverty and globalization.  Many nations within the region have taken preventative measures to end human trafficking within their borders and punish traffickers operating there. In Nepal, ending human trafficking has been the plight of one woman named, Anuradha Koirala or "Dijju" (elder sister) to the children and youth she had rescued from the hands of perpetrators and organized crimes.

Ms. Koirala, Founder of Maiti Nepal who is also the current Governor of Province 3 of Nepal is being honored as HUMAN RIGHTS ICON OF ASIA by G.O.D. Asia  in Kolkata, India this July 28-29, 2018. Koirala is also expected to speak at the WCH Humanitarian Summit along with the luminaries and esteemed guest: 3rd President of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, 1st President of Republic of Kosovo, H.E. Dr. Fetmir Sejdiu, the 10th President of Bangladesh, H.E. Hussein Muhammad Ershad, the Royals of Cambodia, Ghana, India, Philippines and many more!

The Charity, We Care for Humanity (WCH) and the World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality (WCHPS) by Kanoria Foundation, in collaboration Sant Nirankari Mission (SNM) will host the first philanthropic event of this magnitude in the region.  As per WCH tradition, the G.O.D. Awards seeks innovative ways for the world to fight the many nuances of injustice halting progression while honoring the philanthropic position. The G.O.D Asia Awards is WCH Founder HRH Princess Maria Amor’s vision of diversifying the humanitarian world.

"I have great respect for the Honorable Governor Koirala for the very noble mission she has been advocating almost all her life. I saw her being honored by CNN Hero in 2010, she moved my heart and since then she became one of my inspirations in doing what I am doing now for humanity.  

I also had the pleasure of visiting Maiti Nepal this year and it was a wonderful experience meeting the survivors of human trafficking under Korairals' care. She really made tremendous impact to these people's lives ."- Princess Maria Amor


BIOGRAPHY OF ANURADHA KOIRALA

Born in 14 April 1949 to Colonel Pratap Singh Gurung and Laxmi Gurung, Anuradha (Gurung) Koirala was brought up in a family that regarded providing services for humankind as the best form of pious work. She studied in Saint Jospeh Convent School Kalimpong, India. At the school, sisters and mother further increased her devotion towards the social work.

For more than twenty years, she taught English at various reputed schools of Kathmandu. Mother Teresa was biggest source of inspiration to instigate a mission for the betterment of humankind. Therefore, in 1993 Ms. Koirala founded Maiti Nepal with the aim of providing services for both children and women who have endured untold pain and suffering, often in silence. Children, girls and women were being trafficked within and from Nepal for commercial sexual exploitation. She set up Maiti Nepal with a vow to put an end to this heinous crime.

After establishing Maiti Nepal, she plunged into the service of humanity. Her first work was setting up of a rehabilitation home so she could provide a home to who have nowhere else to turn to. Now, Maiti Nepal has three prevention homes, nine transit homes, two hospices and a high school.   More than one thousand children are getting direct services from Maiti Nepal everyday.

Conducting advocacy programs, formal and informal education, community sensitisation, rescue operations, preventing human trafficking, apprehending traffickers, providing legal support to the needy, women empowerment programs, women rehabilitation program, providing anti retroviral therapy (ART)to children and women infected by HIV are regular activities of Maiti Nepal.

So far, Anuradha has been provided 34 national and international awards in recognition of her courageous acts and lifetime achievement furthering the cause of children’s and women's rights. Her achievements include liberating more than twelve thousand girls from brothels, providing Anti Retroviral Therapy before the government of Nepal could initiate this process. Due to her continues struggle, Government of Nepal recognised anti trafficking day, which falls on 5 September.  This endeavour was initiated by Maiti Nepal.

Ms. Koirala loves spending time with children, they say that they get a warmth of a mother and a father. She is self-motivated person relishing new and dynamic challenges with a leadership role if required in a team environment or independently.

“The sole aim of my life is to end women and child trafficking and I’ll go to any extent to achieve my goal,” says Anuradha. At 70, the indomitable spirit in Anuradha dreams of a day when Maiti no longer exists. “Maiti ceases to exist the day human trafficking ends. And, that is the only dream that keeps me going,” says Anuradha, brimming with hope, a hope born out of the conviction that it is possible to make this world a sparkling, safe and peaceful place for women and children.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Queen Mothers of Ghana to Grace G.O.D. Asia as Speakers at the WCH Humanitarian Summit



The Queen Mothers Association of Ghana headed by HRH Nana Ama Serwaa Bonsu, was formed in 2006 with the aim to help women, who through poverty had gone into prostitution by offering them alternative jobs and help them to work to reduce teenage pregnancy among the youth.

Among the members of the Association are Nana Abena Frempomaa II, Queen Mother of Bobin, Asante Mampong, in the Ashanti Region and Nana Agyapomaa II Kontihemaa of Assin Ngresi in the Central Region of Ghana who are both advocates of Women Empowerment and are invited as PRESENTERS of AWARDS & SPEAKERS at the G.O.D. Asia in Kolkata, India this July 28-29, 2018. The Queen Mothers are expected to be joined by the luminaries and esteemed guests like the 3rd President of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, 1st President of Republic of Kosovo, H.E. Dr. Fetmir Sejdiu, the 10th President of Bangladesh, H.E. Hussein Muhammad Ershad, the Royals of Cambodia, Ghana, India, Philippines and many more!

The Charity, We Care for Humanity (WCH) and the World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality (WCHPS) by Kanoria Foundation, in collaboration Sant Nirankari Mission (SNM) will host the first philanthropic event of this magnitude in the region.  As per WCH tradition, the G.O.D. Awards seeks innovative ways for the world to fight the many nuances of injustice halting progression while honoring the philanthropic position. The G.O.D Asia Awards is WCH Founder HRH Princess Maria Amor’s vision of diversifying the humanitarian world.

"Both Nana Abena and Nana Agyapomaa are friends of mine and We Care for Humanity. We had spent time together last year in Ghana with the Co-Chairmen of 5th G.O.D. Awards, H.E. Rosalia Arteaga, former President of Ecuador and H.E. Khil Raj Regmi, former Prime Minister of Nepal. While in Accra, we had the pleasure of meeting the rest of the members of the Queen Mothers Association and learned about their mission and vision. The Queen Mothers are very aggressive in curbing the moral decadence, which was now eating into the very fibre of society, and to restore of some the good old traditions that helped to promote morality and discipline among the youth."- Princess Maria Amor

BIOGRAPHY OF NANA ABENA FREMPOMAA II

I am Nana Abena Frempomaa II, Queen mother of Bobin, Asante Mampong, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Member of the Queen Mothers Foundation Ghana, Member of the Asanteman Queen Mothers Association of Ghana.                                    

I am a member of the Nippon Karate-Do Association of Ghana, Member Of The Ghana Karate-Do Federation, member of the USA National Karate-Do Federation ( USA-NKF) ,  and former  Public Relations OFFICER (P.R.O.) of the United Matial Arts Association International (Umaai) West Africa. I am second degree black belt in karate.                                                    
I was the former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairperson of Okaikwei South Constituency, in the Greater Accra Region Of Ghana.(2009 - 2012)

I am a Professional Caterer and holds Institutional Management in catering, I am also a cashew and maize farmer.

I am married with two children and five biological grandchildren and five non-biological grandchildren.

3rd President of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic Attends G.O.D. Asia as Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker


Known for campaign of protection of individual rights and promotion of fundamental values such as equality, human rights, LGBT rights, justice, diligence, social empathy and creativity,  His Excellency Ivo Josipovic  is widely admired for his advocacy for Human Rights and Fight Against Corruption and Social Injustice.

The 3rd President of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Josipovic is scheduled to arrive in India at the end of July to play a big role as CHIEF GUEST, PRESENTER and KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the G.O.D. Asia in Kolkata, India this July 28-29, 2018. His Excellency is will join the other luminaries and esteemed guests, the 1st President of Kosovo, Fatmir Sedjiu, the 10th President of Bangladesh, H.E. Hussein Muhammad Ershad, the Royals of Cambodia, Ghana, India, Philippines and many more!

The Charity, We Care for Humanity (WCH) and the World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality (WCHPS) by Kanoria Foundation, in collaboration Sant Nirankari Mission (SNM) will host the first philanthropic event of this magnitude in the region.  As per WCH tradition, the G.O.D. Awards seeks innovative ways for the world to fight the many nuances of injustice halting progression while honoring the philanthropic position. The G.O.D Asia Awards is WCH Founder HRH Princess Maria Amor’s vision of diversifying the humanitarian world.

"I had the honor of visiting His Excellency Ivo Josipovic in Zagreb and shared a meal with him. It was one of the most memorable experiences I had with a former head of state, and totally blown away by his humility and intelligence. Our conversation focused around the history of Croatia, his presidency and global issues. The President gave such invaluable insights to many problems that humanity is facing. He continues to serve humanity by teaching young people in the university and sharing his love for music." admiringly said by Princess Maria Amor.

Josipovic assures the chairman of G.O.D. Awards of his highest consideration, "The world needs more humanitarians to come together to solve global issues. It would be an honor for me to join hands with Princess Maria Amor and We Care for Humanity to tackle important issues the world is facing right now, and to recognize those who have done great impacts to to humanity."

To attend the G.O.D. Asia CLICK HERE.

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BIOGRAPHY OF H.E. IVO JOSIPOVIC:
Reference: Wikipedia

Josipović's parents, originally from Baška Voda, a small town near Makarska in Dalmatia, had moved to capital Zagreb in 1956, about a year before he was born.[9] As a high school student, Josipović attended both the V. Gymnasium and a secondary music school in Zagreb from 1972 to 1976.[9] As a teenager he was a promising football player. He is married to Tatjana, a civil law professor and legal expert. They have one daughter, Lana.

Apart from his native Croatian, he speaks English fluently and has some understanding of German.

Law
Ivo Josipović attended the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb, from which he graduated passing his bar examination in 1980. He completed his MA in criminal law in 1985 and his PhD in criminal sciences in 1994. He began as a lecturer at the same law faculty in 1984, and has since become a Professor for criminal procedure law, international criminal law and misdemeanour law.

Music
After graduating from a secondary music school he enrolled at the Composition Department of the Zagreb Music Academy under the tutelage of renowned scholar Stanko Horvat. He graduated in 1983 majoring in composition. Between 1987 and 2004 Josipović was also a lecturer at the Zagreb Music Academy.

Josipović composed some 50 chamber music pieces for various instruments, chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra. In 1985 he won an award from the European Broadcasting Union for his composition "Samba da Camera" and in 1999 he was awarded the Porin Award for the same composition, which was followed by another Porin Award in 2000 for his piece titled "Tisuću lotosa" ("A Thousand Lotuses"). His most successful pieces also include "Igra staklenih perli" (The Glass Bead Game) and "Tuba Ludens". These pieces are performed by numerous musicians in Croatia and abroad. Since 1991 Josipović also served as director of the Music Biennale Zagreb (MBZ), an international festival of contemporary classical music.

During the 2010 election campaign Josipović announced that as president he will compose an opera based on the murder of John Lennon.

Film
Josipović was interviewed in Boris Malagurski's documentary film The Weight of Chains 2 (2014). Ivo Josipović lent his voice to the third film of the Toy Story series and in a short animated film "Night and Day". Josipović at the beginning of the film pronounces the sentence, in Croatian, 'Best things in life are unknown, turn to new things'. Opening the Pula film festival, in 2014, President Josipović called for the audience to enjoy movies and art. 'For some, film is the most beautiful and noble fraud, while for some, filmmakers are magicians. Indeed, they put in a big hat under the stars a lot of important spices and most importantly the talent and love for the art', said Josipovic.

Politics

Victory speech of Ivo Josipović on 10 January 2010.
In 1980 Ivo Josipović became a member of the League of Communists of Croatia. He played a key role in the democratic transformation of this party as the author of the first statute of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP). In 1994, he left politics and the SDP, dedicating himself to law and music. Upon the invitation of Ivica Račan, acting Prime Minister at the time, he returned to politics in 2003, and became an independent MP with the SDP and Vice-President of the SDP Representatives' Group in the Croatian Parliament. During his mandate in 2005, he was also a representative in the Assembly of the City of Zagreb. In 2007, he was re-elected to the Croatian Parliament. He formally renewed his SDP membership in 2008. On 12 July 2009 he was elected as the party's official presidential candidate. As MP he served on various parliamentary committees dealing with legislative, judiciary and constitutional questions, as well as for defining parliamentary rules of procedure and the political system.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

1st President of the Republic of Kosovo to Keynote and Present Awards at the GOD Asia in Kolkata


Widely praised by world leaders for prioritizing implementation of the UN-endorsed standards of good governance and multi-ethnicity in his country, His Excellency Fatmir Sedjiu is a huge advocate of peace and had a long engagement of peace building in Kosovo.

Sedjiu, the 1st President of Kosovo is ordained to be one of the CHIEF GUESTS and PRESENTERS OF AWARDS at the G.O.D. Asia in Kolkata, India this July 28-29, 2018. His Excellency is also expected to deliver a keynote Speech among other luminaries and esteemed guests, the 3rd President of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, the 10th President of Bangladesh, H.E. Hussein Muhammad Ershad, the Royals of Cambodia, Ghana, India, Philippines and many more!

The Charity, We Care for Humanity (WCH) and the World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality (WCHPS) by Kanoria Foundation, in collaboration Sant Nirankari Mission (SNM) will host the first philanthropic event of this magnitude in the region.  As per WCH tradition, the G.O.D. Awards seeks innovative ways for the world to fight the many nuances of injustice halting progression while honoring the philanthropic position. The G.O.D Asia Awards is WCH Founder HRH Princess Maria Amor’s vision of diversifying the humanitarian world.

"It is indeed a big honor for WCH to have President Fatmir in the G.O.D. Asia. A personality with magnanimity like his, combined with his intellect and unparalleled expertise in restoring world balance, His Excellency will surely give unprecedented impact to our mission, and unequivocal honor to the great humanitarians of the world.",-Princess Maria Amor.

In his letter to the chairman of G.O.D. Awards, he said, "I am truly and profoundly honored that you have chosen me as one of chief Presenters of Awards & Keynote Speakers at the G.O.D. ASIA, “The Influence of the World Meets the Power of Asia", This is not only an honor but I believe recognition for my many years of engagement in peaceful resolution of conflicts in my region and in my country, Kosovo, and reconciliation among people of different national, ethnic, religious, and other backgrounds." -Fatmir Sejdiu President of the Republic of Kosovo 2006-2010.

Biography of H.E. Fatmir Sejdiu

 Fatmir Sejdiu is a politician from Kosovo. He was the leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) and was the first President of the Republic of Kosovo.

He was born in the small village of Pakashticë, Podujevo, FPR Yugoslavia. He finished the primary school and high school in Podujevë. On 1974, he graduated in the Faculty of Law of the University of Prishtina where he also received a doctorate. He served as a professor at the University of Pristina, teaching throughout his tenure as a Parliamentarian. He speaks Albanian, English, Serbian, and French.

Sejdiu served in each of the Presidencies of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) as well as serving on the Presidency of the Assembly of Kosovo and was one of the authors of the Constitutional Framework of Kosovo in 2001. He was an influential parliamentarian in the LDK, the party of former Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova. He was elected President by the Kosovo Assembly after Rugova died from lung cancer in early 2006. Sejdiu has won praise from world leaders for prioritizing implementation of the UN-endorsed standards of good governance and multi-ethnicity.