INDIA'S VACCINE DIPLOMACY
India approves 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Canada
UNADAP's Executive Director, Dr. Dominic F Dixon has long recommended the benevolence of Indian Prime Minister Modi, to help Canadians with the COVID-19 vaccine, as Canada is a country that is close to his heart. In stating that, Dr. Dixon has also cautioned that matters pertaining to the farmer's protest in India, which Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau had commented on, was unbecoming of him, which drew a flak and a diplomatic reaction. Non-violent, non-partisan protests are a democratic right of an Indian citizen, and is considered an internal matter, not requiring an external intervention.
Indian government has approved one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Canada. The development comes days after Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to each other.
During the talks, PM Modi assured the Canadian PM of COVID vaccine supplies. A readout from Indian PM's office said during the talks Prime Minister Trudeau informed his PM Modi about "Canada's requirements of COVID-19 vaccines from India" to which the latter "assured...that India would do its best to support Canada's vaccination efforts, just as it had done for many other countries already".
Later in response to a question in a presser Canadian PM said that his country is "looking at possible extra vaccines coming from India from the Serum Institute". India, which produces 60% of global vaccines, has sent covid vaccines to more than 20 countries.
The vaccine support from New Delhi to Canada comes even as ties were frayed over comments by Canadian PM on the ongoing farmers' protests in India in December 2020. The comments had drawn a strong reaction from India who had lodged a strong protest by summoning the Canadian envoy to Delhi, Nadir Patel, and handing over a demarche that such comments could impact the bilateral ties.
Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi, India Published: Feb 17, 2021, 11.39 PM(IST)
2021 MISSION SCHOLARSHIPS
DIXON SCHOLARSHIPS is happy to announce the reciepient of 2021 mission scholarship. The reciepient is Arielle, student at YWAM Burtigny-Geneva.
My name is Arielle, I am 23 years old and I am from the Ivory Coast. I am a student and I have a Master's degree in Public Law. Following a depression that affected all spheres of my life, I had a great need to recharge my batteries psychologically and spiritually. It is for this purpose that I had to apply to Youth With A Mission in Switzerland to do a discipleship training from October 2020 to February 2021.
I am particularly grateful for this gift from DIXON SCHOLARSHIPS, which allowed me to complete my practical phase. Thank you for having accepted to be this channel through which God has richly blessed me. May He bless you.
ARIELLE | YWAM BURTIGNY-GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
GIRL POWER - INDIA
In a first, Air India's all-women crew lands longest flight from San Francisco to Bangalore
"We are India's daughters who were given the opportunity to make this historic flight," the commander of the flight, Captain Zoya Aggarwal, who flew the first leg of the flight, told CNN Travel. "We were able to create a new chapter in the Indian aviation history."
"I'm extremely proud to be a part of this and I have been personally preparing for more than a year for this flight," she said.
UNADAP is proud of India's daughters who have made the nation proud not by just making history, but by conveying the message that every girl can write her-story!
Dr. Dominc F Dixon, Executive Director
An all-women cockpit crew scripted history after landing Air India's inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight at Kempegowda International Airport. The crew flew the flight over the North Pole, taking the Atlantic route to reach the Karnataka capital at the other end of the world. This was Air India's longest direct route flight with an all-women pilot team. Flight AI176 departed from San Francisco in the USA at around 8.30 pm (local time) on Saturday and landed at the Kempegowda International Airport at around 3.45 am (local time) on Monday. “Today, we created world history by not only flying over the North Pole but also by having all women pilots who successfully did it. We are extremely happy and proud to be part of it,” said Captain Zoya Aggarwal. This was the first direct non-stop flight between the west coast of United States & southern India. Watch the full video for more.
A case for communal harmony
The stalwarts of the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), the Hindu nationalist organisation met with the Executive Director of UNADAP.
Mr. Anil Vartak, the international coordinator managing the international-Indian diaspora for the RSS, and Mr. Shyam Parande, General Secretary, ABVP, at the RSS office in New Delhi, discussed with Dr. Dominic Dixon, the Executive Director of UNADAP, about living in communal harmony whilst insulating the national integrity of India.
The discussions were about insulating the integrity of India against external enemies, whilst being more tolerant to our own people, internally, regardless of religious differences.
Jesus always believed in dialogue, either by ‘going’ to people/ leaders, or by ‘sending’ His disciples to people/ leaders. This sending, has opened innumerable doors to discussion and communal harmony.
Fringe elements and groups, disguising themselves as the appointed, will be dealt-with according to the law of the land, and the Hon’ble Prime Minister is clear about that.
We have bled enough and we as a nation are hurting in more ways now than ever. It is time for the healing balm to be applied over each other, by each other.
UNADAP, whilst having no political affiliation or motivation, but national interests at heart; will be working with the RSS and its various organs, to regain the lost trust and replace it with the spirit of love, forgiveness and hope!
“Righteousness exalts a nation.” Proverbs 14:34
Weapon Locating Radar
Official Launch to Russia
Had the privilege to be invited by Shri Ashok Yenni, Principal Commissioner for Customs, for a personal display and presentation of India’s Indigenous Weapon Locating Radar, that’s being dispatched to Russia.
More about WLR: https://www.drdo.gov.in/weapon-locating-radar-wlr
Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) is an electronically scanned phased array radar. The radar automatically locates hostile artillery, mortars and rocket launchers and tracks friendly fire to locate the impact point of friendly artillery fire to issue necessary corrections. The radar is designed to detect projectiles with small cross section across the battle space horizon, and has the capability to handle simultaneous fire from weapons deployed at multiple locations. The radar uses advanced signal processing techniques for detection and tracking projectiles in the presence of ground, weather clutter and other forms of interference in EW scenario. Algorithms for trajectory computation take environmental parameters into consideration while estimating both launch and impact points for desired accuracy. The radar is designed for high mobility, quick deployment and decamp. The physical profile consists of radar shelter, antenna and cooling mechanisms which are placed on a slewable platform. System is designed to survive physical rigours of battlefield and soft hostile electronic warfare.
Appointment: Information Commissioner of India
Mr. Uday Mahurkar has been appointed as the Information Commissioner of India and is the watchdog for the Government of India’s Right To Information Act, at the Central Information Commission, New Delhi. He is also a judge for hearing appellate RTI cases.
Mr. Mahurkar is a man of impeccable integrity and is committed to fighting for justice and a corruption-free India.
Dr. Dominic Dixon, the Executive Director of UNADAP met with Mr. Mahurkar at the CIC in New Delhi and discussed about strengthening the institution with transparency and accountability, which is the fundamental right of every Indian citizen.
MIIM & UNADAP
Dr. Dixon's talk is from 25:12
MIIM & UNADAP
August 15th @ 8:30 am, IST
Dr. Dominc F DIxon will deliver his speech @ 9:30pm Edmonton/ 9:00am IST
Topic: INDIA FIRST: Public & Foreign Policy
We, MIIM and UNADAP, are very proud to announce the Prestigious ONLINE Independence Day 2020 Management Summit on 15th AUGUST 2020 at the virtual platform of Marian International Institute of Management, Kuttikkanam, KERALA. This is a platform where professionals, academicians, social workers and researchers join together to discuss deliberate and present their thoughts and research findings.
As the Executive Director of UNADAP and a Gender Champion, it has always been my personal prerogative to promote female leadership and to champion female academics, because there's so much that we could learn from women. Life has taught values through our mothers, sisters, aunties grandmothers, teachers, and the list goes on; but sadly, we have neglected women over the years. God created us equally, with each a unique gifting that we may complement each other.
That being said, I ensured that we empanelled 10 female delegates as observers to help us define and guide the future course of empowering women and direct us to the part of Gender Equality according to the UN SDG 5.
Dr. Dominic F Dixon
His Excellency, the Vice President India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu, has congratulated Ms. Nethra Mohandass, upon her appointment as “Goodwill Ambassador to the Poor” for UNADAP. Thank you, Mr. Vice President.
Dr. Dominic F Dixon, the Executive Director & philanthropist, had appointed Ms. Nethra Mohandass,a. 13-year-old as the "Goodwill Ambassador for the Poor" of UNADAP to the United Nations. DIXON SCHOLARSHIPS had also set up a scholarship fund for Nethra.
Humanity is alive!
S/d: Director for Protocol, @UNADAPorg
MY EVACUATION STORY
We’ve heard several evacuation stories of what our government has done for its people during this pandemic, and how Air India has been a saving grace to thousands of stranded Indians; here’s my testimonial.
My mother had undergone a surgery on the 24th of June and needed rest and safety. But since my parents are 74 years of age, and with the pandemic looming, I really wanted to be with my parents to be of comfort to them. Monitoring the pandemic in Bangalore, India, I was stuck and unable to travel to Canada due to several border restrictions and with no flights flying. When the repatriation flights had become available, hundreds for thousands of Canadians and Canadian citizens were trying desperately to get a seat to get back to Canada after months of being stranded due to the lockdown, globally.
Air India showed me compassion, and got me to Canada.
Tremendously grateful to the Government of India, and to the wonderful and agile staff at Air India.
The team that made it possible:
CMD, Mr. Rajiv Bansal, IAS
Dir. MHA Monitoring, Mr. Santosh Sharma
GM RMMA, Mr. Pramod Bhuinyan
Ms. Kavita, PS to CMD
BLR reservation Manager, Ms. Chitra Srinivas
BLR coordinator, Mr. Sreedhar
BLR AI Airport supervision, Mr. Mohammed & Mr. Nandagopal
Flight crew, AI 1126 (BLR-DEL)
Splendid work beyond the line of duty by, Ms. Chitra Srinivas. She had reached out to me on a Sunday afternoon, and got me a seat within a few minutes.
Dr. Dominic F Dixon
Executive Director, UNADAP
UNADAP's Goodwill Ambassador for the Poor, Ms. Nethra Mohandass attends her first United Nations conference as an official delegate, via UN online platform.
UNADAP's Goodwill Ambassador for the Poor, Ms. Nethra Mohandass attends her first United Nations conference as an official delegate, via UN online platform. Applauds Prime Minister Modi for his empowerment of women in India.
Nethra is a 13-year-old, grade 9 student and the daughter of a barber, from a Madurai, Tamilnadu.
Nethra had inspired the Prime Minister of India, the Chief Minister and the Governor of Tamilnadu, for her sacrificial work for the poor.
The conference on “Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”, held on 21st July 2020.
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July 02, 2020 - CRIMINAL COPS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER, AS RECOMMENDED BY DR. DIXON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNADAP.
In a letter to the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and subsequent telephonic discussions, Dr. Dixon, the Executive Director of UNADAP had recommended the arrests of the criminal cops, and to charge them with homicide (murder). <<<Read the letter here>>>
Thanks to the Suo Motu W.P. (MD) No.7042 of 2020, by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, the police officers have been arrested. <<<READ THE PETITION HERE>>>
Inspector Sridhar, sub Inspectors Raghu Ganesh and Balakrishnan and constable Murugan have been arrested by the Crime Branch of Tamil Nadu's CID (Criminal Investigation Department) under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
"FIRs have been altered to 302 IPC. 12 special teams under IG and SP (CB-CID) are investigating all angles," Shankar, Inspector General (CB-CID) stated.
The CB-CID has modified both FIRs - one each for the death of the father, Jeyaraj, and the son, Beniks - and to include murder charges against two sub-inspectors (Raghu Ganesh and Balakrishnan), two constables and two other individuals.
The police had earlier only registered cases of suspicious deaths.
On the occasion of "National Doctor's Day, UNADAP honours our hero, Dr. Hemalatha.
On Monday, the 29th of June, 2020, a message was posted in the WhatsApp group of the past pupils of St. Marys AI School, Chennai, that a person had succumbed to COVID-19 at the Apollo Hospital, Greems Road, Chennai. The entire group had brainstormed as to how best we could reach out this family who was in a dire financial situation. and in chronic grief at the death of the father of the house. At this, a group member, Suresh had given the details of the deceased to Dr. Dominic Dixon of UNADAP, and whilst the entire group stood in prayer, we had spoken to Dr. Hemalatha, that was in-charge of the COVID-19 war room at the hospital, and requested her to waive the amount of ₹3,14,000 that the deceased had owed for the treatment.
Immediately, Dr. Hemalatha had promised Dr. Dixon that she would do her best to help the grieving family. She then spoke to the medical director, Dr. Venkatachellam, and expressed the plight of the family. Immediately, they waived the entire outstanding amount, arranged for the clearance of the body, spoke to the medical inspector to expedite the report, and discharged the body, whilst comforting the family.
UNADAP honours Dr. Hemalatha with a HUMANITARIAN CITATION AWARD and a cash award of ₹25,000.
The DIXON SCHOLARSHIPS has awarded Nethra a scholarship amount of ₹100,000.
Nethra, a 13-year-old in the city of Madurai of Tamilnadu, who convinced her father, a barber, to give Five Lakh rupees for the poor during the Coronovirus pandemic outbreak, that the family had been saving for her education and for Nethra to pursue her civil service when the time comes. This act of selflessness and kindness needs to be recognized and rewarded.
The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi Ji, in his Mann Ki Baat speech to the nation, appreciated Nethra and her family.
Through UNADAP's accreditation (MORE), Nethra would be given the opportunity to speak, on behalf on UNADAP, at the UN CSO conferences in New York and in Geneva, addressing Civil Society forums and conferences. This would give her an opportunity and responsibility to speak to leaders, academics, politicians and civilians, encouraging them to reach out to the poorest of the poor. This is a non-governmental opportunity.
NETHRA is truly an Ambassador to the poor, teaching the world love through giving.
STORY OF HOPE
BRIEF: DR. DOMINIC F DIXON: "As a spiritual philosopher and a disciple of Jesus Christ, my only aim is to alleviate poverty and suffering in this broken world. All else that I do is peripheral."
Having a calling to reach the broken-hearted and counsel officials at high-offices, Dr. Dixon is the Executive Director of UNADAP, with over fifteen years of international experience in Social Justice, international law, Humanitarian & Diplomatic Practice, and Christian Discipleship. Expertise in Advocacy & external relations, with activism in governmental advisory for foreign and public policy; in sectors of the United Nations, International Organizations & Civil Society Organizations. Dr Dixon was a Director with CIFAL (UNITAR), stationed at the UN offices in Vienna & Geneva.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills; with proficiency in the drafting of resolutions, organizational constitutions, reporting, case studies and research. Interviewed in over 36 countries for advocacy on matters of justice & peace in national and international law.
The titles associated with most of Dr Dixon's positions are not paralleled in monitory or materialistic compensation, but in positions of influence to bring healing to a hurting world; especially to orphans, widows and to victims of communal and political conflict. International communities and the media have recognized his advocacy and publications, globally. <<<READ MORE>>>
KLEPTOCRACY - Exploitation of Nations
This research paper is the manifestation of Dr Dixon's programme in Diplomatic Practice at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, Austria and in Economic Diplomacy in Geneva, Switzerland.
This paper is aimed at drawing attention to anti-corruption activists and advocacies against corruption; and to postulate an international perspective of the innumerable forms of modus operandi envisaged by Kleptocrats. Research and cases studies have been derived from dozens of publications, interviewing of bureaucrats and diplomats, political ministers and investigative journalists.
Dr. Dominic Dixon has been widely interviewed in over 36 countries & over 100 Provinces by CNN, Headlines Today, US Politics, Agence France Presse, Khaleej Times Dubai, Times Now, NDTV, Yahoo, India Today, Taipei Times, Deccan Chronicle, Deccan Herald, Family Mantra, Charis Times, Times of India, Saudi, News 9, News X and dozens of other news medias. <<<MORE>>>