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A substantial portion of the urban youth is embroiled in deliberation and public discourse like never before. Right from cutting back on their caffeine consumption and filing taxes to choosing the next step for our curriculum on primary education, urban youth are right in the thick of things. But, often this demographic tag of urban …

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Once the milestone of Gandhiji’s first Satyagraha, this school in Bhitiharwa, West Champaran is creating a positive change in the lives of 350 rural girls. Bhitiharwa, a lesser known village in West Champaran district of the rural belt of Bihar, has an important place in the annals of our history. The village saw the advent …

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Before 1989, only 1700 people visited the only psychiatric facility in Kashmir. In 2015, the number had exponentially jumped to 100,000. In 2015 , in a study by Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) it was alarmingly concluded that half of all residents of the valley suffer from mental health problems. The report stated that  “1.8 million …

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Mumbai based organisation Universe Simplified is empowering children to create inventions that can solve pertinent problems in their community When Henna Khan was a child, she was obsessed with the seamless and unending fringes of the vast sky. She would spend all of her time wanting to know more about the stars, and galaxies and …

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An ordinary looking school, relatively small in size like most in the rural belt of Rajasthan, was experiencing a surreally extraordinary vibe. A group of kids, clustered around the corner, were tinkering with regular household materials in an attempt to build a solar powered Lamp. These lamps would come as a gleeful respite to the …

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How Gramiksha is changing the lives of deprived children and the volunteers working for them by way of education

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How Mind Piper, a New Delhi based social enterprise, is using an integrated framework to address mental health issues for the underserved in India   A student from a low-income rural family was anxious about the preparation for the 12th Board examinations. He would stay fixed for hours with books, yet wouldn’t be able to …

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LECIN Team with the kids

LECIN : A youth organisation educating underprivileged children with a uniquely developed curriculum Out of all imaginable symbols of a gift, if there is one which can be felt, cherished and celebrated, it has to be education. And 2 students from New Delhi are selflessly imparting this gift to hundreds of impoverished children in the nation’s …

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The constitution is perhaps the most important piece of documentation for any country. In fact, it is the very essence of any democracy on which it builds itself, functions and survives. India touted as the world’s biggest democracy also governs and runs itself based on the various acts and “rules” as a layman would call …

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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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