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The Neon Museum announces its schedule of special programs for fall 2016.

August 11 Night Photo Tour, 10 to 11 p.m., $75 ($60 for Nevada locals, seniors 65+, students, veterans or active military members with valid I.D.)

August 18 Sunset Photo Tour, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., $75 ($60 for Nevada locals, seniors 65+, students, veterans or active military members with valid I.D.)

September 6 Sunset Photo Tour, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., $75 ($60 for Nevada locals, seniors 65+, students, veterans or active military members with valid I.D.)

September 17: Junior Interpreter Tour for families with children, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., $5 per person.

September 17: Nevada Artist-in-Residence Program sponsored by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council. Details to be posted here soon.

September 19: Sunset Photo Tour, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., $75 ($60 for Nevada locals, seniors 65+, students, veterans or active military members with valid I.D.)

September 24: My Las Vegas! Storytelling Event, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tell your family’s story at the Neon Museum at this program facilitated by master storytellers Liz Mangual and Bob Kanegis of StoryConnection. Share your family’s stories about Las Vegas and create a “story bundle” keepsake to fill with special memories, drawings, poems or objects. Space is limited and registration is required. All ages are welcome. Free.

October 15: Junior Interpreter Tour for families with children, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., $5 per person.

October 18: Times of the Signs Panel Discussion, “Family-Friendly Las Vegas in the ‘90s,” 6 p.m. Registration is required. Free.

October 19: Night Photo Tour, 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., $75 ($60 for Nevada locals, seniors 65+, students, veterans or active military members with valid I.D.)

October 27: Sunset Photo Tour, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., $75 ($60 for Nevada locals, seniors 65+, students, veterans or active military members with valid I.D.)

November 7, 22: Sunset Photo Tour, 4 to 5 p.m., $75 ($60 for Nevada locals, seniors 65+, students, veterans or active military members with valid I.D.)

December 7, 20: Sunset Photo Tour, 4 to 5 p.m., $75 ($60 for Nevada locals, seniors 65+, students, veterans or active military members with valid I.D.)

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SpiceJet to start Shirdi-Delhi flight from October

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New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet will commence flight service on the Shirdi-Delhi-Shirdi sector from October 1, said the airline on Monday.

“Our new flight will offer an immediate boost to religious tourism that the city is best known for,” Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales and Revenue Officer, SpiceJet, was quoted in a statement.

Besides, it will also launch a new daily direct flight on the Mumbai-Kanpur route from October 8.

The airline will also operate first direct flight on the Mumbai-Jaisalmer route starting October 29 and a third direct flight on Mumbai-Kolkata sector from November 1.

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13 Indians, Israelis with blind climbers, scale Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Mumbai, Sep 24:  In an unique adventure sports initiative, a group of blind and able-bodied climbers from India and Israel have scaled the world’s fourth highest and Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, an organiser said here on Monday.

The climb between September 8-14 was billed as India’s first Inclusive Climb. It included two blind climbers from India and one from Israel, besides 10 others, said the founder of Summitting4Hope (S4H) and expedition leader Anusha Subramanian.

“The climb to the 5885-metre high Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, is another victory of inclusion, which is close to the hearts of S4H and Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF).

“It re-evaluated our rigid views about disability and shattered stereotypes that plague persons with disability,” Subramanian, a media professional told news-persons.

She said it is appalling that as a society, we define what ‘they can’ and ‘cannot do’, but combating severe fatigue and acute mountain sickness, all the participants successfully summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The inclusive climb included 14-year old Baepi Donio of Israel — the youngest climber, besides a German teacher, a mother-son duo, two independent filmmakers and six local and three Indian mountain guides in the expedition.

The Pune-based ABBF founder and one of the blind climbers, Divyanshu Ganatra, said that “exclusion is something that persons with disability routinely encounter and with disability, in India, comes ‘invisibility'”, but the real challenge is to understand despite the differences.

“Mountains and nature or outdoors don’t differentiate between anyone, so why is it that we discriminate among people? I believe that to change something, you have to change yourself,” said Subramanian.

Besides Ganatra and Subramanian, the 13-member group included filmmakers Sehran Mohsin and Omkar Potdar, mountain guide Karn Kowshik, IT consultant Prasad Gurav, German teacher Omana Kale, Israelis Uri Basha, Sophie Donio and her 14-year old son Baepi, adventure sports enthusiast Vaishak J.P., motivational speaker Nupur Pittie and consultant Adi Raheja.

The ABBF is said to be the only NGO in the country working with cross-disabilities by providing more opportunities to disabled persons with adaptive adventure and sports activities, marathons, tandem cycling, scuba-diving, paragliding and mountaineering.

S4H, co-founded by Subramanian and Guneet Puri in 2013 with the aim to rehabilitate the flood-ravaged people of Uttarakhand, has supported other causes like Kashmir floods, Nepal earthquake and since last year the disabled persons especially from the economically weaker income groups.

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Delhi airport gets top honour at ASQ Awards 2017

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New Delhi, Sep 17 : The national capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has bagged the title of Best Airport to handle over 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) by the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards 2017.

The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), a GMR-led consortium which operates and manages the IGIA, made the announcement on Monday.

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“As we witness robust growth, we look forward to a strong collaboration and support of all airport stakeholders and our esteemed passengers. We are set to undertake the expansion works at Delhi airport in line with IGIA Master Plan-2016,” I. Prabhakara Rao, Executive Director, GMR Airports, was quoted as saying in a statement.

According to the statement, the Delhi airport is now the seventh busiest airports in Asia and among the top 20 busiest airports across the world.

ASQ is a worldwide programme to survey passengers at the airport on their day of travel. Every year the programme delivers some 600,000 individual surveys in 41 languages in 84 countries.

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