Sunday January 20, 2019
Home India People paid h...

People paid homage and condemn racial homicides of Indian techies in US

The account of hate crime in the US is expanding with rising atrocities of racism towards the South Asians; specifically Indians

0
//
racial homicides
Representational Image, source: Pixabay

Hyderabad, March 10, 2017: The account of hate crime in the US is expanding with rising atrocities of racism towards the South Asians; specifically Indians. After Vamshi Reddy, the latest fatality added on the account of racial homicides after Vamshi Reddy was Srinivas Kuchibhotla. Both of them were from Telangana and also shared similar profession as engineers.

NewsGram brings to you latest new stories in India.

Their (Srinivas and Vamshi) lives were sacrificed in the hands of a sudden upsurge of racial hatred. Condemning their deaths, a group of citizens, including the family members of the victim, held a candlelight vigil at KBR Park in Hyderabad, reported PTI.

Carrying candles and placards that read ‘stop racism’, ‘stop hate crimes’ and ‘wake up India-Unite to save NRIs in US’, the citizens, including the family members and relatives of Srinivas Kuchibhotla (32), the techie killed in a bar shooting in Kansas city last month, assembled near the park last evening.

Look for latest news from India in NewsGram.

The event was organized under the banner of Telangana NRI Parents Association and Telangana chapter of All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation.

The people assembled at the event paid homage to the deceased youths, Srinivas and Vamshi.

Go to NewsGram and check out news related to political current issues.

“We organized the protest to condemn the killings of Indians (in the US). Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and Telangana Chief Minister (Chandrasekhar Rao) should intervene and ensure hate crimes against the Indian community stop,” one of the participants said to PTI.

-prepared by Ashish Srivastava of NewsGram Twitter @PhulRetard

Next Story

Microsoft Unveils e-commerce Portal For Telangana’s Handloom Weavers

Weavers are trained in the use of natural dyes to enable them to make newer and sustainable handwoven products to meet the demands of the socially and environmentally aware consumer

0
Microsoft
Microsoft launches e-commerce portal for Telangana's handloom weavers. Pixabay

In a bid to empower handloom weavers in Telangana, Microsoft India on Saturday announced the launch of a new e-commerce portal that will help the weavers optimise operations and engage better with customers.

The “re-weave.in” will host signature collections created by the weaver communities, and showcase traditional designs and products created from natural dyes.

“With the introduction of our new e-commerce platform, digital empowerment centres and the new design curriculum, the weavers will be able to build on the rich handloom heritage of India and also reach out to a wider customer base,” Anil Bhansali, Managing Director, Microsoft India (R&D) said in a statement.

This e-market place would help sell to a broad set of customers, which would support the weavers by increasing their income and earning a sustainable livelihood while simultaneously reviving traditional but forgotten Indian art.

Microsoft also partnered with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to curate a special curriculum in ‘CAD and Colour for Handloom Weaving’ to provide digital training in handloom design.

The tech giant has also been steadily expanding digital empowerment centres to more weaver clusters in the state.

Microsoft, Taiwan AI
A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. Microsoft says it’s requiring its U.S. suppliers to offer their employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. The company announced the new parental leave policy Thursday. VOA

“ReWeave ties very well into Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organisation in the communities we work in by using Project Sangam — our Azure based technology solution and expertise to democratise opportunities and bridge the digital divide,” Bhansali said.

The first batch of 100 handloom weavers at NIFT have been awarded certificates for successful design course completion.

Also Read- Majority of Society in a Time Warp, Says Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“These initiatives like e-commerce marketplace and design training will enable weaver communities to sustain themselves and provide livelihood to artisans,” said Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & IT, Telangana.

“This also is a practical solution to motivate younger generation of weavers to continue with their traditions and not divert into other professions,” Ranjan said.

Project ReWeave also aims to help the weavers with working capital support through non-profit organisations.

Weavers are trained in the use of natural dyes to enable them to make newer and sustainable handwoven products to meet the demands of the socially and environmentally aware consumer.  (IANS)