first_imgButtressing the state’s position as a prime destination for Responsible Tourism, Kerala tourism has bagged a set of awards at FilmAT, one of the biggest international film festivals dedicated to tourism, art and ecology, in Poland.The state’s Responsible Tourism initiative won three gongs at the 11th edition of the festival held recently in the Polish city of Lublin, taking top honours for the ‘Best Promotional Social Campaign’ and in the ‘Protection of Nature’ and ‘Eco-Food’, categories for, respectively, the ‘New Worlds’ films ‘Sowing the Seeds of the Future’ and ‘A Taste of Life’.A fourth award, for ‘Best Editing’, was conferred on Kerala Tourism for the film ‘The Great Backwaters of Kerala’, which showcased life in and around the legendary backwaters.“Winning four awards at such a prestigious festival is a significant achievement for Kerala. It speaks to our commitment to realising the state’s potential for international tourism in a responsible manner – always with the best interests of the people and the environment at heart,” said A C Moideen, Minister for Tourism.Conceived and scripted by Stark Communications, and directed by Malayalam filmmaker Anwar Rasheed, the ‘New Worlds’ films are snapshot vignettes into one of the world’s best implemented Responsible Tourism campaigns.last_img

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first_imgMuzaffar Ahmed. File photoThe body of professor Muzaffar Ahmed, who was part of the Bangladesh government in exile, will be taken to the central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Saturday noon so that people from all walks of life can pay their last tributes to him, reports UNB.Then body of Muzaffar Ahmed, also a close friend of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be taken to Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 1:30pm for his second namaz-e-janaza.He will be buried at Elahbad village of Debidwar upazila in Cumilla around 10:00am on Sunday.The 98-year-old veteran politician and the chief of National Awami Party (NAP) died under treatment at the ICU of Apollo Hospital around 7:50pm on Friday.Muzaffar, born on 14 April 1922 in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla, taught at Dhaka College and Dhaka University. He took part in the 1952 Language Movement.He was one of the organisers of NAP, CPB and guerrilla force of the Chhatra Union. After the independence, he was elected an MP in 1979 and contested the 1981 presidential polls.Three years ago, he declined the government’s offer of Swadhinata Padak, the highest civilian award.last_img

first_img Share AP Photo/Evan VucciPresident Donald Trump talks with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, after arriving at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Houston.President Donald Trump spent more than an hour Thursday offering private condolences to some of the families affected by Santa Fe school shooting, the latest spasm of mass violence in a year marred by assaults on the nation’s schools.While Trump was in Texas, his newly formed school safety commission met outside Washington, part of the president’s chosen solution to combat the rising tide of bloodshed after his brief flirtation with tougher gun laws went nowhere.A White House spokesman said Trump was “moved” by the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School, which left eight students and two substitute teachers dead. A student faces capital murder charges in the attack.“These events are very tragic, whenever they happen. And you know, the president wants to extend his condolences and talk about the issue of school safety,” spokesman Raj Shah told Fox News Channel.Trump, who at times has awkwardly embraced his role as the national comforter-in-chief, did not publicly share what he told the grieving families and local leaders during a meeting at a Coast Guard base outside Houston. Reporters were not permitted to witness the meeting, and the White House did not immediately identify the people with whom Trump met or what they discussed.“He’s the president of the United States, but he’s also a father. He’s also a husband, and he obviously understands what it’s like, you know, to love someone and then lose someone,” Shah said in the interview, adding that Trump approaches situations like these as a human being and a parent, not necessarily as a politician.“I think he just, you know, he talks to families, he listens and he wants to learn,” Shah said.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, both Republicans, greeted Trump on the tarmac after he stepped off of Air Force One at a Houston military base. Abbott joined Trump for the short ride in the presidential limousine to a Coast Guard hangar where the meeting took place.Trump then headed to a fundraiser at a luxury hotel in downtown Houston, the first of his two big-dollar events across Texas on Thursday. A White House official did not immediately respond to requests for details about how much money was to be raised, and who was benefiting, from the fundraising events.After 17 teachers and students were killed during a February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Trump said he would work to improve school safety, but has not called for new gun control legislation. He created a commission to review ways to make schools safer and named Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to chair it. The panel on Thursday was making its first field trip, to a Baltimore-area elementary school.Trump briefly strayed from gun-rights dogma after the Parkland shooting, but quickly backpedaled. Abbott, a Republican and a staunch gun-rights supporter, has called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put greater focus on spotting student mental health problems. He’s proposed a few small restrictions on guns since the shooting.Classes at Santa Fe High School resumed Tuesday for the first time since the shooting. Investigators say student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, carried out the attack with a shotgun and pistol that belonged to his father.As the Parkland students became vocal advocates for gun control, embracing their public positions as few school survivors had before, Trump quickly became a rallying cry for their anger. In Trump’s visit to Florida in the wake of the shooting, aides kept him clear of the school, which could have been the site of protests, and he instead met with a few victims at a local hospital and paid tribute to first responders at the nearby sheriff’s office.To this point, there has not been a similar outcry for restrictions on firearms from the students and survivors in deep-red Texas.Displaying empathy does not often come naturally to Trump, who has been criticized for appearing unfeeling in times of tragedy, including when he attacked a mayor in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of a deadly hurricane and fought with a Gold Star military family.But there have been moments when Trump has displayed a softer side. On Wednesday, he reciprocated a hug from a 8-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy and attended a White House event marking legislation to give patients the right to try experimental treatmentsThat same day, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders grew emotional when, during the daily press briefing, she was asked by a young student journalist about what steps the administration was taking to safeguard schools.Before Thursday, Trump was most recently in the Lone Star State on May 4, when he attended the annual NRA convention and pledged that the attendees’ Second Amendment rights “will never ever be under siege as long as I am your president.”He also touted the administration’s “aggressive strategy on community safety” and mentioned armed guards, armed teachers, mental health and metal detectors, but did not mention assault rifles likes the one used in Parkland.last_img

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