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According to a 2014 report by the NGO Dasra titled Spot On!, it was found that nearly 23 million girls drop out of school annually due to lack of proper menstrual hygiene management facilities, which include the availability of sanitary napkins and logical awareness of menstruation. Concurrently, the report also states that 70 percent of …

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Just like any other restless evening, Vivek Justus was planning to spend this one in the company of friends, catching up, sharing stories, and having fun. But, an unexpected call from one of his closest friends – Dinesh – was not the catch up he was expecting. “Dinesh gave me a call informing that he …

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How often we have wondered if people with visual impairment could actually perceive the images we see? Well, the good news is that there is now a solution. Comprising of a portable stand, a tactile book and a mobile app – a ready to use solution by TouchVision, an IIT Delhi incubated social enterprise is …

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Ramalingam.PL was a significantly well performing student during his Engineering, but what made him stand out was not his brilliance at academia but the sheer intent to come up with solutions that can impact many. It is this attribute of his that deems him a winner. During his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, he worked on …

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A jewellery lover and an art enthusiast, Saloni Sacheti, an ex-SBI Youth for India Fellow, is empowering the tribals of Dangs district of Gujarat, by engaging them into an alternative livelihood source of Bamboo Jewellery making. The primary occupation of the tribals there is agriculture and manual labour. But they suffer from huge water scarcity …

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A community-driven Rural Innovation studio, enabling design thinking among rural children. An electricity independent low cost, neonatal continuous positive Airway Pressure device. A setup to offer free access to legal and consulting services to women facing violence. Biodegradable pads made out of discarded bananas. A rural spice enterprise creating livelihoods for rural women for indigenous …

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From a reflective, manufacturing, professional vantage point – or for that matter any social point of view – this question holds an omnipresent prominence. Companies, Industries, and nonprofits pump money and utilise thousands of hours of manpower to crack this enigma of a question. Many, over the years -across numerous sectors- have explored and established …

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In speeches, predictions, and statistics, India has been widely proclaimed as a ‘young nation’. This term has ensued because of the substantial population of young individuals in the country. According to the Census of India, 2011, the youth population (18 – 29 years) was 422 million, accounting for around 1/3rd of the total population of the …

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