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Know WHO’s Slogan, Campaign and How to Wash Your Hands Properly

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Hygiene has been always considered to be one of the essential requirements for a place or a person to do well in whatever they strive to do. With the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of hygiene, especially hand hygiene, has become paramount. Hence on May 5, when we commemorate the World Hand Hygiene Day, it is important that we remember to wash and sanitise our hands as frequently as possible.

This year, the World Health Organisation has called on healthcare workers and facilities to reach the effective hand hygiene action at the point of care or the place where three things -the patient, the healthcare worker, and care or treatment — come together that involves contact with the patient or their surroundings. Washing hands and using sanitiser frequently gained utmost importance since the coronavirus took over the world.

According to WHO, hand hygiene should be performed when it is needed, in the most effective way by using the right technique with readily available products at the point of care to be effective and prevent transmission of infectious microorganisms during health care delivery. The slogan for this year’s campaign is: Seconds save lives – clean your hands!

The WHO has also recommended the right technique to wash your hands which says that a person should spend at least 20 seconds to thoroughly clean the body part to ensure any kind of virus or potential infection is wiped out.

Follow these steps to ensure that your are washing your hands correctly:

Step 1: Wet your hands with water and apply enough liquid soap or soap bar to create a good lather.

Step 2: Now, spread the soap on your palms to other areas of your hands in circular motions.

Step 3: Do not forget to clean the back of your hands and the area between your fingers.

Step 4: Now interlock your fingers and in a back and forth motion to clean the area.

Step 5: Run your fingertips and nails across the palm of your other hand to ensure its cleaning.

Step 6: Do not forget to clean your thumbs as well.

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Today on World Whisky Day, Raise a Toast and Celebrate Your Favourite Drink

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World Whisky Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. This year the day is observed across the globe on May 15. Celebrated by whisky lovers at large, the day was founded in 2012. To make the occasion special, various tasting events, social gatherings and programs are organised.

Whisky is undoubtedly one of the classiest beverages one can buy. Sitting with a glass of whisky in one hand while listening to Mozart or Beethoven playing on a loop (through in a dash of cigar) in the background would be a whisky aficionado’s dream.

World Whisky Day was set up in 2012 by author and consultant Blair Bowman, who, when he was at university, decided to buy the domain name and set up a website that explored Scotland’s national drink.

Bowman even took to Twitter to wish all the whiskey lovers on the special day. “Today is the 10th annual @WorldWhiskyDay celebration. An idea I had in my head when I was 21 years old. Thank you to everyone who has raised a dram on WWD over the last ten years.” He also shared a video on his Twitter account saying, “The last ten WWDs in ten seconds”.

According to Bowman, World Whisky Day is, “all about making whisky fun and enjoyable. It’s not about being exclusive or prescriptive.”

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Images, Wishes, Messages and Quotes to Share with Your Loved Ones

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May 15 marks International Family Day every year. Also known as World Family Day, this is a remarkable occasion that was introduced by the United Nations in 1993 to emphasize and honour the irreplaceable role that family plays in shaping individuals since their formative years of growing.

Family’s significance is immense. A healthy, happy family is key to ensure peace, harmony, and welfare of the society as a whole. This is precisely why the International Family Day aims towards honouring the social, economic, demographic changes and addressing issues pertaining to them; and bringing families closer.

So, in keeping with the endeavour, on this momentous International Family Day 2021, how about extending warm wishes to share the joy of family! Here are some beautiful wishes that you could choose to share over WhatsApp messages or status during this International Family Day:

1. Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong.

2. You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.

3. A happy family is but an earlier heaven. – George Bernard Shaw

4. Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. – Albert Einstein

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5. In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. – Friedrich Nietzsche

6. Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.

7. There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues are created, strengthened and maintained. – Winston Churchill

8. Having a family is to have an arm around us and being there for us in all good and bad times. Let our world become sort of a mammoth family secured with peace and happiness. Wishing you all International Family Day.

9. A day of sharing, a day of peace, a day of hope for the whole world as a single family. Wishing you peaceful International Family Day.

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10. Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones that would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.

11. In time of test, family is best. Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.

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12. You don’t really need a reason to celebrate when you have your family with you because each day is like a celebration. Happy International Family Day.

13. Family is like branches on a tree. We all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.

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Most Popular Songs of Bollywood’s Dhak-Dhak Girl

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Madhuri Dixit aka the ‘dhak dhak’ girl has reigned Bollywood for decades, in a way that no other actress ever has. Madhuri has emerged to be an iconic superstar of Bollywood since the time her Ek do teen dance number took the nation by storm. Her million dollar smile, stunningly expressive face and graceful dance moves have been her X factor; and even at 54, the gorgeous actress continues to charm the audience with her unparalleled beauty and talent.

Recently, her Tabah ho Gaye dance from Kalank reaffirmed her status as the undisputed dancing queen of Bollywood. A complete actress who lends a unique charm to every song, every character, every dance she performs, Madhuri seemed to have aged like fine wine.

On the special occasion of the elegant actress’ birthday, let’s cherish some of her songs that have enchanted us always:

Dholna: This very melodious song from Dil Toh Pagal Hai, which had Madhuri and Shahrukh romance in the lush green backdrop of nature, not only enchanted the audience back in the 90s, but continues to make it to the playlist of even today’s generation. Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan, it was a soulful romantic song.

Wah wah Ramji: One of the most happy, entertaining songs to have floored the nation and made it to almost every family function playlist is this song from Hum Aapke Hain Koun. Sung by Balasubramanyam and Lata , this song was hugely popular and went on to be used in Karan Johar’s film Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham.

Mausam Ka jadoo hai mitwa: Another superhit song from Hum Aapke Hain Koun, this song had almost become the lovers’ anthem for the youth of the 90s. It was another terrific, lovely duet rendered by Lata and Balasubramanyam to which Madhuri-Salman lip-synced.

Kay Sera Sera: This song from Pukar is undoubtedly a dream dance number for many. Madhuri, along with Prabhudeva, enchanted us in this song with her moves and flexibilty.

Ab Tere Dil Mein Hum Aagaye: A lovely, romantic rendition by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu, this song is from the movie Arzoo featuring Madhuri and Akshay Kumar. It’s an instantly likeable song with a very hummable tune. Anu Malik was the music composer for this song.

Palki Mein Hoke Sawar Chali Re: It was a wonderful, breezy song sung by Laxmikant Pyarelal and Alka Yagnik from the movie Khalnayak. Choli ke peeche from the same movie starring Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri, was also immensely popular.

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