Autistic teen swims to spread awareness for protection of migratory birds

Navy Sailor Madan Rai’s 14-year-old daughter Jiya Rai on Sunday achieved the feat of swimming 21 km at Chilika Lake in Odisha in three hours 57 minutes. The swimming competition organised jointly by INS Chilka and Veterans Clubs Odisha (VCO) starting from between Krushnaprasad Garh and Kalijai Temple to Balugaon jetty, is dedicated to an […]

A Tree library in Assam

The habit of reading should be sown in the fresh minds of the youngsters which would later bore fruits of learning. The Jorhat Chapter of NGO JCI Femina took the responsibility of inculcating the habit of reading in the young minds by setting up a library in a tree in Mariani town’s Girl High School […]

Learning for a Change

“Change is the result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia The story of Saranya, a grade 8 student at Worli Naka Hindi Medium School in Mumbai, exemplifies this quote. Long ago, Saranya’s family migrated from Salem, Tamil Nadu, to Mumbai in search of better prospects. Her father, a school dropout, lost his ability to […]

An inspiring 90-years old grandma feeds 120 dogs everyday!

She wakes up and heads straight to the kitchen — not to cook for her family, but for 120 dogs. The 90-year-old hasn’t let health problems like osteoporosis, fractures, or major operations come in her way.  She wasn’t always a dog lover, but when her granddaughter Sana brought their dog Coco home, everything changed. “I was […]

Econiture: Turning plastic waste into eco-friendly furniture

It’s a story of a startup by four friends who thought of exploring the ways to change the mindset and uprise the ways to tackle plastic waste in our daily lives. In 2017, these youngsters from Amravati, Maharashtra, pitched in Rs 5 lakh each to build a venture that aimed to minimise the amount of […]

“Mo Haatha, Safa Haatha”

Washing hands with soap and water can reduce the chances of contracting respiratory infections by 16% and reduce deaths associated with diarrheal diseases by 50%1. Despite being such a crucial determinant of personal health and wellness, the habit of regular handwashing is followed by a relatively small number of people. A survey by the National […]

LEARN ONE, LEARN ALL

Apart from being a major health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is also one of the biggest educational calamities in human history. The effect is seen not only in higher dropout rates but also in the disparity with respect to learning opportunities. The shift to online learning requires teachers and students to use personal technology devices […]

Aarohi : Making a better way for the future

Aarohi was founded by Oona and Sushil Sharma, a rural development specialist and a doctor, respectively in August 1992. With experience of social work in this region, they knew that life in the mountains was uncertain and difficult, but their love for this unique environment encouraged them to stay on. Aarohi’s mission is to create […]