Honouring Seniors For Giving Back to Their Communities

first_imgNova Scotians are encouraged to help celebrate the generosity and selflessness of seniors by nominating them for a Remarkable Senior award. Seniors Minister Leo Glavine opened nominations today, April 16, for the awards that honour Nova Scotians age 50-plus for volunteer work, leadership and community service. “Communities rely on dedicated and committed seniors. They become active volunteers and make positive differences by helping others,” said Mr. Glavine. “I want to recognize the time and effort our seniors put forth each day to make our communities better places for everyone.” Many older Nova Scotians are actively involved in community and church groups, provide service to other seniors or youth, and take on leadership roles in local organizations. Mr. Glavine said older Nova Scotians support vibrant communities and inspire others to become involved in a way that makes life better for everyone. Anyone in Nova Scotia can submit a nomination. The deadline is May 9. For more information about the awards or to download the nomination form, visit: http://novascotia.ca/seniors/Remarkable-Senior-Awards.asp .last_img read more

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Jaishankar discusses key elements of ties with Bhutans top leadership

first_imgThimphu: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met Bhutan’s top leadership, including Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, and discussed important elements of the bilateral ties with emphasis on development partnership and cooperation in the hydropower sector. Jaishankar is in the Buddhist kingdom on a two-day visit, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the Ministry of External Affairs. He also conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s greetings during his talks with Prime Minister Tshering. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist “It was a pleasure to call on @PMBhutan Dr. Lotay Tshering. Conveyed PM @narendramodi’s greetings and had a cordial conversation on important elements of the bilateral partnership,” Jaishankar tweeted. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Jaishankar had a “constructive conversation with a close partner”. “Constructive conversation with a close partner. EAM @DrSJaishankar called on @PMBhutan Dr. Lotay Tshering and conveyed PM @narendramodi’s greetings. High-level exchanges & engagements have further enhanced our bilateral connections,” he said in a tweet. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Earlier, Jaishankar held talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji and discussed issues of mutual interest with emphasis on development partnership and hydropower. “Excellent conversation with my colleague @FMBhutan Dr. Tandi Dorji. We recommitted ourselves to further enriching our special and unique ties,” he said in a tweet. Kumar said that the two leaders discussed issues of mutual interest with emphasis on development partnership and hydropower, “giving a new thrust to time-tested friendship”. “EAM @DrSJaishankar held talks with @FMBhutan Dr. Tandi Dorji. The two Ministers discussed issues of mutual interest with emphasis on development partnership and hydropower,” he said in a tweet. The External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi on Thursday said that the visit reflects the importance India attaches to its relationship with Bhutan, a close friend and neighbour. Bhutan has been a close ally of India and bilateral ties between the two countries are on an upswing in the last few years. Bhutan was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first overseas visit after assuming charge in 2014.last_img read more

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