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Profile: Gabriel Project Mumbai

Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM) is a Jewish volunteer-based NGO that cares for vulnerable children living in the slums. Their work includes tackling malnutrition, inadequate health care and illiteracy.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 18, 2017)
Basavashree Awared for P,Sainath

The Basavashree Award for 2016 will be presented to renowned journalist and Ramon Magsaysay award winner P. Sainath for his achievements and contributions to the field of journalism. An announcement in this regard was made by Shivamurthy Muruga Sharana of Bruhanmutt Chitradurga, Karnataka.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Oct 18, 2017)
Stones to Milestones: Improving Reading Literacy

Kavish, along with Jagruti Gala and Nikhil Saraf, laid down the foundation of Stones2Milestones, in October 2015. They ventured out with an expansive dream to give rise to a nation of readers.

( Source: TheOptimisticCitizen, Posted: Oct 18, 2017)
Clean Himalayas Campaign Launched in Uttarakhand

The campaign will help in the removal of hazardous waste generated by tourists at different tourist spots of the Himalayas.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Oct 18, 2017)
Indian Railways to End VIP Culture

The Ministry has ordered 30,000 Staff Used as Domestic Help back to work as part of a series of policy changes to end the VIP culture.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 11, 2017)
Physicist Serves Children of Minorities in Gujarat

Dr. J.S. Bandukwala has successfully raised and distributed over Rs. 3 crore to minority students all across Gujarat who are enrolled in undergraduate, post-graduate and professional courses.

( Source: The Optimist Citizen, Posted: Oct 11, 2017)
Global Warming: The Solution may be Dirt Cheap

Soil locks away carbon just as the oceans do. But that lock is getting picked as the atmosphere warms and development accelerates.

( Source: Bloomberg, Posted: Oct 11, 2017)
Teen Social Innovators Recognised

Ashoka India, a networks of social entrepreneurs, has identified these teen changemakers as young leaders.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Oct 11, 2017)
Potters Keep Shine on Hindu Muslim Unity

The Muslim Sumra families make pots for the predominantly Hindu kumbhars in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, molding secular ties, especially in troubled times.

( Source: TheOptimisticCitizen, Posted: Oct 4, 2017)
Should We Confer Legal Right upon Nature?

The legal entity, along with human rights, granted to the Ganga and the Yamuna is welcome, but raises interesting dilemmas. If rivers have agency and are entitled to rights, they should also have responsibilities and duties like human beings.

( Source: DowntoEarth, Posted: Oct 4, 2017)
Forest Lanterns: Book Documents Best Practices of Tribals

The book contains presents 46 innovative and successful practices for improving nutrition among children in tribal areas.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Oct 4, 2017)
Decoding the Consti-tuition

In an attempt to decode the Constitution, Newslaundy – an independent media critique, news and current affairs portal – has launched a programme called Consti-tuition.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 4, 2017)
Can Burma Learn from Mistakes of Sri Lanka?

On the surface, the problem has always been that most these states failed to accommodate the full scope of their demographic diversity.

( Source: DailyMirror.lk, Posted: Sep 26, 2017)
Creative Enterpreunership in Imphal

It is a great accomplishment for a private sector firm to employ over 500 people in Manipur, a state plagued by five decades of militancy with more than 7 lakh educated and unemployed youth.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Sep 26, 2017)
SHG Helps 500 Widows Across 68 Villages

A group of women from Kodinar block in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat came together in 1999 to form a self-help group and have become the voice against social marginalization of widows.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 26, 2017)
Residents Association Transforms Dump Yard Into an Organic Garden

Residents of a locality near MG Road in Thrissur, converted an empty plot packed to capacity with garbage almost eight months ago into an organic garden

( Source: Manorama, Posted: Sep 26, 2017)
Village Gets 101 Toilets in 12 Hours

A s a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan village of Siachen martyr Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad had about 101 toilets built in it over a span of 12 hours on Sunday

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 19, 2017)
Doctor Pepper

By assiduously sharing his knowledge with farmers, 68 year old Dr Madhugiri Narayana Rao Venugopal, a retired ICAR scientist, affectionately called Pepper Doctor in Sirsi, Karnataka, has helped increased the yield of pepper by three to four times.

( Source: Civilsocietyonline, Posted: Sep 19, 2017)
Delhi Teenager Brings Sunshine in Rural Leh

For Ananya Saluja it all started in 2015 when she volunteered to mentor an underprivileged girl through her school for the Balwadi Programme and was moved by thta experience.

( Source: TheOptimisticCitizen, Posted: Sep 19, 2017)
The Rohingya of Pakistan

Abuse, mistrust and discrimination are the everyday trials of Rohingya people in Pakistan.

( Source: dawn, Posted: Sep 19, 2017)
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