New Delhi: Thousands of men and women paid their respects to veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday as her mortal remains were taken to the Nigambodh Ghat.Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi were among those who paid homage to the three-time Chief Minister at the party headquarters in the heart of the city. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Raj Babbar were among others who joined the emotionally charged crowds. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayDikshit’s body was transported in a van with a Congress flag hoisted on top. Her sister Rama sat with the body.Many other Congress leaders and activities followed the van in cars and two-wheelers.Congress activists explained why they had gathered at the spot despite the heat.”For over 15 years, we saw Delhi flourishing every day. The amount of greenary and infrastructure that Delhi has today is because of Dikshitji,” said Jagdish Sharma, a party worker. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: BhagwatAdded Mubeen Firoz, another Delhiite: “Every day in the morning she used to have a public meeting at her home. I remember her listening to every citizen and working hard to make their lives easy.”Earlier, her mortal remains were brought to the Congress headquarters from her residence at Nizamuddin in south Delhi. Dikshit was the Congress President in Delhi when she suffered cardiac arrest and died on Saturday.Her mortal remains were kept at her residence in Nizamuddin in south Delhi from Saturday evening until Sunday afternoon.On Sunday morning, veteran BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Sushma Swaraj and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah visited her residence to pay tributes to Dikshit.The Delhi government has announced a two-day mourning and a state funeral for Dikshit.
What do Brock researchers think about Open Access, a global movement promoting free, immediate access to information?How can instructors harness the power of free educational resources such as Creative Commons and Wikipedia? Can easy-to-use online tools increase the reach of Brock research?Find out the answers to these questions and more Oct. 23, when the University joins scholarly communities around the world celebrating the 7th annual International Open Access Week.The James A. Gibson Library is hosting a day of events showcasing Open Access: an evolution in scholarly publishing that is transforming how research is produced and shared, while widening its impact.All are welcome to attend Open Access Day at Brock: Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Most events will be held in the e-classroom, TH253, except for the More Open, More Impact workshop and the prize wheel.9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. – “It’s a Bit Like the Wild West Out There”: Brock University faculty attitudes towards Open Access publishing. Presentation of a research study by Barbara McDonald, interim University librarian; Ian Gibson, collections librarian; and Elizabeth Yates, liaison/scholarly communication librarian, James A. Gibson Library.10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. – Open Access Publishing Panel Discussion: Hear about the rewards, challenges and surprises involved in making your research openly accessible. Featuring Julia Baird, postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre; Jarold L. Cosby, Associate Professor, Kinesiology; Barbara McDonald, interim University librarian; Evangelia Tsiani, Associate Professor, Health Sciences and Wendy E. Ward, Professor, Health Sciences and Kinesiology, Canada Research Chair in Bone and Muscle Development.11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Opening Your Classroom: Wikipedia, Creative Commons, and You. Featuring Giulia Forsythe, special projects facilitator, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation; Lynn McCleary, Associate Professor, Nursing; and Monica Rettig, e-learning librarian, James A. Gibson Library.1 p.m – 2:30 p.m. – More Open, More Impact: Explore alternative methods of tracking research impact such as ORCID researcher identifiers, Impact Story and Academia.edu in this hands-on workshop with Ian Gibson, collections librarian, and Elizabeth Yates, liaison/scholarly communication librarian, James A. Gibson Library. Held in Classroom A, Library/Learning Commons.11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Open Access Fact or Fiction: Prize wheel and information table. Schmon Tower library entrance.To see how academic communities around the globe are participating in International Open Access Week, please visit the website.For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Yates at x4469.