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d. c.232 B.C., Indian emperor (c.273–c.232 B.C.) of the Maurya dynasty; grandson of Chandragupta. One of the greatest rulers of ancient India, he brought nearly all India, together with Baluchistan and Afghanistan, under one sway for the
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The emoji of the Ashoka Chakra depicts the Dharma Chakra - a wheel represented with 24 spokes in the Indian tri-colour.
An initiative of Ashoka, the international network of social entrepreneurs, Ashoka U helps colleges and universities rewire education to more effectively enable, empower and catalyze student changemakers.
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Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs in the world and has provided stipends, professional support services, and connections to a global network for more than 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs - elected as Ashoka Fellows - in over 90 countries.
The most original and successful parts of the book are those concerning the archaeological context of Ashoka's inscriptions.
"In line with the Pakistan Vision 2025, Ashoka and SAP are supporting Pakistani entrepreneurs who want to make a positive difference in society.
Ashoka was unable to complete a hat-trick off this 11lb higher mark over 2m at Warwick last time, but travelled well - touched a low of 2.6 in running - and it was only after he met the secondlast on the wrong stride that he faded into a four-length third.
The figure chosen to make this point by communal forces is that of Emperor Ashoka. Incidentally Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen regards Ashoka and Akbar as the two greatest Emperors to have ruled India.
Summary: 'Ashoka: The search for India's Lost Emperor' is stunningly written as a mystery thriller
Prof John Witcombe and Dr Daljit Singh Virk, of the University's School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, have developed the new strain of Ashoka rice.
Asian elephant calves Kavi, Ashoka and Samiya will be joined by hundreds of visitors over Saturday and Sunday for some sweets and a slice of birthday cake.