Cairo: The Indian community celebrated the 67th Indian Republic Day in Egypt with great spirit and enthusiasm.
India’s Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya hoisted the national flag at India House and read out the address to the nation by President Pranab Mukherjee.
“I am very enthused by the fact that a lot of Egyptians showed the active interest in this event… people have been very excited about the significance of this event. I think our Egyptian friends see a close connect between our traditions and their’s,” Bhattacharyya said.
He said the year 2016 will be even more exciting with a busy calendar of high-level exchanges, business meets and cultural events.(IANS)
The Australian Open 2020 will last until February 2, but this championship has already turned out to be extremely interesting and rich in top news and unique interesting facts specific to this year. While the players and the outcome of the matches are the most important part of every single tournament, it is equally important that the championships and people who make them happen are working on improving themselves every year.
The sustainability movement has been growing this past year and the talk about promoting more ethical and climate-friendly practices has become more frequent. People now expect that the companies they work for or support will have the necessary regulations and will follow sustainable practices. The companies hosting and organizing important sporting events are no exception. In fact, the pressure us on powerful firms and enterprises to take action and become leaders in this direction. This attitude will likely become even more common among big companies and championships and we will see that as a normal thing soon enough but before that can become a reality Australian Open 2020 decided to take the first step.
Promoting ethical practices
It seems like the Australian Open is one of the first championships to take this movement seriously enough to bring about actual changes. In AO 2020 all the staff is wearing recycled polyester coming from India. Tirupur connection is the company behind these t-shirts and it is a Tirupur based company that has contributed 25,000 100% recycled polyester garments to Australia. The t-shirts are made specifically from Polyethylene Terephthalate bottles, something that the company specializes in. Tirupur Connection has been making apparel from the recycled fiber blended with waster cotton for a while and was kind enough to share these resources with the Australian Open. AO is setting an example of how to promote ethical practices not only by talking about the necessity of change but also through their actions.
Not only will this move promote the Australian Open as a tournament that cares about the environment, it will also send a message that the championship cares enough about its fans to listen to their concerns.
Responsibility of big companies
Tournaments like these have the power to send important messages to all the people watching. AO decided to actually do what other companies and tournaments are preaching and to promote sustainability through that actually work. It is very important that these big companies and entities take the first step towards making a change since they are most likely the ones in power to actually be able to afford such major changes. The fact that fully recycle clothing is easily accessible is an important factor to promote.
And while there are sustainable brands in Australia as well the country and the championship decided to support India on this one. This is also a very gracious move on the tournaments part and will likely earn it even more sympathy.