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In Chess parlance, Checkmate is the position in which a player’s king is in check, threatened with capture, and there is no way to remove the threat. Essentially, this means that a player has potentially lost. But, this term has transcended into routine lingo to signify ‘Defeat’. But, Chess prodigy Devanshi Rathi’s initiative Project Checkmate tries to reverse the literal effect …

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Two years ago, Global Shapers Community, Bhopal Hub started a project called Make a Wish Come True. The idea was simple; to do something for the children of the local community and fulfil their wishes. As a part of the project, more than 150 needy children staying at the local slums of Bhopal were given …

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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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women clean weed

India is a home to a healthy lot of freshwater lakes. But, sadly, most of them have faced an impending doom either due to government apathy or because of public ignorance. One such lake, that had faced a similar fate, was the Ansupa lake of Odisha. Ansupa is the only Freshwater lake in Odisha but …

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Arunima Sinha

The day her leg was amputated, Arunima Sinha took a pledge that many would find even difficult to comprehend. Her objective, from that day onwards, was not simply to prove her proficiency with a prosthetic leg, but was also to conquer the highest peak in the world – Mount Everest. The sense of accomplishment was …

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Blind athlete olympics

Marla Runyan is an American track and field athlete, road runner and marathon runner who is the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympics. She is a three-time national champion in the women’s 5000 meters. She also won four gold medals at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in the long jump and the 100, …

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There is this unstoppable wheel, with spokes of goodness, will power and courage in it, which spins and brings forth many characters whose stories transcend time to mark its presence. It did when it turned to show Dashrath Manjhi, the mountain man of our country, who had carved a path deep through a mountain, only …

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“If you can direct one person to make a difference, you can practically help in ploughing a path for everyone to make a difference”, said Pooja, suddenly setting a profound tone within her otherwise cheery narration of co-founding a youth-driven, waste and water management initiative named ‘Why Waste?’ in Bangalore. Pooja S Tanawade and Garvita …

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