Condolence Messages from Colleagues, Friends & Well-wishers

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It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing away of Dr. Martha Farrell, Director, PRIA, and wife of Rajesh Tandon (PRIA President and former ASPBAE President), in a terror attack in Kabul on Wednesday night, 13 May 2015. We in ASPBAE who have known her closely are still trying to come to terms with […]

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Martha Farrell on Women Empowerment and Gender

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Martha Farrell speaking at the Kadam Badao campaign in Sonepat, Haryana. Martha Farrell (1959-2015) died on 13th May 2015 in a cruel act of hatred by the terrorists in in Kabul. Beloved friend and colleague, she lived and sacrificed her life for gender equality and women empowerment. On her last assignment in Kabul, she was […]

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Thank You from Rajesh Tandon & Family

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19 May 2015 Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues We are deeply appreciative of and sincerely thankful to all for your warm, sensitive and caring messages and thoughts following the sudden and shocking death of our dear Martha on May 13, 2015 in Kabul. Martha was brought back to Delhi by a special Indian Air Force […]

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Condolence Meetings held at PRIA Head office and Field offices

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Condolence meetings were organized at PRIA Head Office and Field Offices during the weekend and a few more are to be held this week. Dr Martha Farrell’s mortal remains were brought to PRIA Head Office at Tughlakabad Institutional Area which was attended by friends and colleagues in large numbers. People eagerly waited till late in […]

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Mortal remains of Dr. Martha Farrell at PRIA office

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  With profound grief and sorrow, PRIA announces the untimely demise of our beloved and esteemed colleague Dr Martha Farrell, Director-PRIA. We lost her on Wednesday night in a gruesome terror attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.  She visited Kabul in connection with a training programme on gender mainstreaming and was providing support to Afghan officials and NGO […]

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Sad Demise of Dr. Martha Farrell

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  With deep and profound grief, we share that our colleague Dr. Martha Farrell, Director, PRIA has left us all for the heavenly abode.  We received this sad news from Kabul, where Dr. Martha Farrell had gone on an official assignment. She was staying in a hotel and became a victim of a terrorist attack […]

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Smart Cities + Smart Villages + Smart Wards = SMART INDIA

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By Col. VP Gupta (Retd.) Ever since PM Modi expressed his desire to create 100 Smart cities in India, the debate on smart cities has been going on. A lot has been written and discussed about the proposed smart cities from use of technology, designing of smart cities, facilities required/ expected, funding etc and who […]

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