A multi-disciplinary research gold medal KAKHTAH for post-doctoral research in disaster management policy frame-working. The medal has been named after the stalwarts, for their achievements in the Asian Tsunami 04 relief works
Online PR News – 15-January-2013 – Colombo, Sri Lanka – Numerous academic evolutions hold varying customs and fashions of bequeathing certain laurels to their distinct scholarship and discrete alumni. By and large, the usual bestowals remain specific and restricted to their own alumni and scholarship. However, a new trendsetting ritual has been brought into appearance by the magnificent emergence of a ‘Multiversity Medal’ named ‘KAKHTAH Gold Medal’.
The gold medal set-forth in a ‘non-uni-academic’ or a ‘non-uni-versity’ modus, is not restricted to any single institution, but instead, has been constituted to entertain genuine research works of post-doc levels, in broad-ranging manifolds of academia from all five continents across the globe. The new-fangled scholarship medal is proclaimed to be bestowed onto an entire-some aggregation of over 1900 global academic ivories. The medal escorted with a 1800,000/- SLR scholarship, would be bequeathed on a biennium basis, for estimable post-doctoral research works of deservingly significant virtues, in the areas of disaster management, catastrophic policy lay-outs, cataclysmic forecasting and calamity prevention methodologies.
The first multiversity gold medal has been proclaimed and unanimously decreed upon by the stratagem-schema concluding session of a 20 days ‘Tsunami Confluence of Eastern-Zonal and Pacific Syndicates’, held in Sri Lanka. The event sanctioned to be started from 26th Dec 2012 through 1-14-2013, to commemorate Dec, 26th 04 Tsunami-- that devastated over seven countries’ oceanic sectors, including the hard-hit coastal area zones of Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India and Sumatra.
The proclamation decree asserts the acknowledgements of certain esteemed reverences affirmed by the ‘Tsunami Affectees Opinion Polls’. The opinion polls were customizedly commissioned in hard-hit areas, in order to have the refugees and victims their own say for-- ‘who did what for them’--- that brought some meant-content in the aftermaths of the crucial most, and the highest-observed devastating catastrophe of the last two millennia’s recorded history of natural cataclysms.
The outcome of ‘Tsunami Opinion Polls’, coupled with inter-institutional and academic consensus, evoked the unanimity in lieu of a historic resolution for instituting KAKHTAH multiversity gold medal, named after those who became responsible for bringing forth some real ‘difference’ by facing the hard test of human solidarity, through their meritorious renderings.
“In order to typify the ‘difference’ introduced thereupon, and as a testament of the meritorious renderings-- that deservedly speak for themselves and worth to be solidified in history archives for the generations to come”, states the decree’s official citation,” the Tsunami Confluence 2012-13, hereby adopts the resolution and acclamation for instituting a post-doctoral scholarship medal ‘KAKHTAH’ to be named after;
1- Kofi Annan - the former UN secretary general, who himself paid visits in the far-remote affected areas on immediate basis with aim of have to have a first-hand knowledge of the ground situation instead of executive data summary reliance,
2- Helen Keller Intl- a US based international organizational group that foremostly prompted the emergency humanitarian services in Tsunami’s Indonesian constituencies,
3- Tzu-chi Intl- a multi-regional NGO from Taiwan, having one of the largest networks with representations and physical presence in almost all continents throughout the world, whose volunteers remained on-board for over three years for long-term Tsunami relief works, and,
4- Aurangzeb Hafi- an independent multi-disciplinary arch-researcher and philanthropist from Pakistan, who devised, directed, and almost single-handedly kept-paced all major research projects concerning the disables, pre-birth disability risks assessment and likelihood analysis of multiple disabilities among babies below 3-5 years of age, in Tsunami cataclysmic consequences.
A selection slate was made with a view to reckon-surmise the impact factor of different relief projects with reference to the Tsunami aftermaths. The selection slate draped a summing p of 13 out-scored projects and 21 organizations. Amongst them are Rotary International, SOS, The Oxfam, MAVSO Intl, Save The Children, Shadow Intl., and some regional and local organizations.
The seven members conferring jury for KAKHTAH medal, that includes national and regional academic celebrities, would be headed over by Ceylon’s ombudsman Dr. Wickrema Weerasooria, who had been Sri Lankan High Commissioner in New Zealand and Australia, and has served federal and state ministries in various capacities for over fifteen years. The jury would take all noteworthy research works of relevance into deliberations on a biennium basis, in order to subjugate scholarship worthiness of the research.
Special annotation note of thanks has been made to Government of Sri Lanka, for the approval of conceding a three-days KAKHTAH postal stamp at national level, in the names of benevolent stalwarts.
Tsunami confluence that ended up by the concluding term of 1-14-013, consisted of 23 formal sessions and 7 workshops. Well attended by the academic luminaries, the sessions embraced more than 3000 policy papers, complying synopsis-shedding on disaster management policy frameworks. The research synopsis of policy frameworks are primed for UN and other sectors of relevance.
Tsunami Confluence of Eastern-Zonal and Pacific Syndicates, is an upshot incitement-event of Tsunami Disaster International Syndicate (TDIS). TDIS is an apex learned body of multi-disciplinary researchers, dedicated to provide emergency catastrophic relief services, wherever required, without the discriminations of ‘color and creed’. The researchers of TDIS have played pivoting roles in Asian Tsunami, in different capacities. Liaisons-maintaining with UN, UNICEF, WHO, and other international agencies was amongst the distinctive role played by the associates, in Tsunami affected hard-hit coastal areas of Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, and Sumatra.