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Geohazards Society Training Program

Let’s admit it – if an earthquake hits us right now, most of us wouldn’t know what to do. GeoHazards Society India wants to change that. It is an organization in Mizoram that is committed to enhancing disaster preparedness of citizens by carrying out capacity building, holding training sessions, and awareness programmes. “In 2008, all …

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 LEADING A ‘KRANTI‘ FROM KAMATIPURA TO ‘LIFE’ Titled as one of Newsweek’s “25 Under 25 Women to Watch” and honoured with ‘Youth Courage Award’ by UN, 19-year-old Shweta Katti is pursuing a course in psychology at NYC. 19-year-old Kavita Hosmani is attending ‘Semester at Sea’ on a scholarship. The endless list of achievements of these 18 …

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Sindhutai Sapkal feeding children in her Ashram

SINDHUTAI SAPKAL – THE LADY  WHO BEGGED ON STREETS SO THAT  SHE COULD FEED THOUSAND OF ORPHANS  India is the second most populated country in the world and a significant part of this population are children. But it is appalling to witness the fact that a chunk of these children are usually orphaned or abandoned …

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Digital Aaganwadis

“I never studied social work or sociology and my engineering background had nothing to do with the work I started doing. But later I realised that this ignorance actually helped me, as I had no boundaries to draw, when it came to innovation”. These words might open many eyes, and push many young professionals waiting …

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Story of KARMANTIK – An organisation which is bringing traditional footwear to the forefront We all understand the importance of footwear. Shoes, Boots, Sandals and Chappals. There is always a pair, carefully designed for every occasion and situation. But behind this essential commodity lies another indispensible asset without whom, the footwear might never exist – …

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The Kahani of KAHANI PROJECT Panchatantra, Akbar Birbal, Malgudi Days – These are stories without which a childhood is unimaginable. Nights spent on the cozy beds reading your favorite bedtime stories or your grandparents narrating those for you in the most thrilling fashion. Ah… It used to be fun! Now imagine a scenario where all …

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  Adolescence can unequivocally be called as the most exuberant period of one’s life. The carefree conscience and the ever hungry mind make this period one to be cherished for. But often this carefree outlook leads to confusion and a constant repulsion from the child towards the world and its affairs. This leads to many …

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Story of Ruma Roka who started the Noida Deaf Society to change the lives of children with hearing impairment One day while watching a T.V. show, Ruma witnessed a news item which was being translated into the sign language for the deaf. How some random hand gestures can translate and transcend a barrier of such …

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Have we ever considered what happens to the children who lose their parents and have nowhere to go? If they are fortunate, they end up in an orphanage. But what becomes of those young orphans when they move out of those orphanages? Destitute, vulnerable and lacking basic skills for employability, they move into a world …

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  With a Youth population of around 356 million, India lies at the forefront of harnessing the exuberant youth power. But what gets portrayed in numbers lacks heavily in value. With a dismal rate of employability and necessary skills, there lies a huge gap between our prevalent education system and the youth.  During a survey …

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