12 May is celebrated as International Nurses’ Day. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing who was born on 12 May 1820. This day was adopted in the year 1974, and ever since on this day nurses around the world are celebrated for their selfless service, many of whose stories may never be told. Today, with the pandemic still raging, the role of nurses in managing a health crisis of this magnitude is all too evident. Nurse innovation in the face of an unprecedented global health crisis will be the focus of International Nurses' Day 2021. The theme for 2021 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare. On this occasion, we express our heartfelt gratitude to those brave men and women who selflessly answer the call of duty every single day.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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