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Think Twice Before You Call A Person With Disabilities As ‘Divyang’

‘Divyang’, ‘differently-abled’ or ‘specially-abled’ are the terms we often use for persons with disabilities (PwD). But do we consider them and their reactions before addressing them with these words? Though we may intend good, we may end up hurting their feelings. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, last year coined the term ‘divyang’ and suggested to use...

Institutions Come Forward To Raise Awareness On HIV Prevention

December 1 is observed as World Aids Day since 1988. It is dedicated towards the global fight against Aids Pandemic caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. India is home to 2.1 million people living with HIV stands third globally out of 36.7 million people worldwide. The global fight against HIV has witnessed many different...

Should HIV Testing Be Mandated For All In India?

Diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a major impediment in the way of eradication of the disease. In spite of several campaigns and awareness drives the number of people living with HIV in India is substantial. Although African countries dominate the list of top 10 nations with highest AIDS rates in the world, India ranks third,...

EXIM Bank To Help Support 1000 Amputees With Jaipur Foot In Afghanistan

Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) flagged off its contribution towards helping 1000 amputees in Afghanistan get artificial feet by supporting Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), the parent body of Jaipur Foot. Jaipur Foot is the most widely used artificial foot / limb in the world. Yaduvendra Mathur, Chairman & Managing Director, Exim Bank...

Over 4 Lakh Young Indians Lead Change on Sanitation, Education and Gender

Global Citizen India announced that over 4 lakh young Indians have signed up and taken action as part of the Global Citizen movement, making it the largest youth movement in India today. The social action platform aims to amplify the voice of youth to push leaders to commit to positive change on Sanitation, Education and Gender...

Zero Hunger Goal: Human Dignity Central to 2030 Agenda

In 2015, global leaders pledged themselves to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It promises to work collectively and leave no one behind. But promises do not feed hungry people. Action is needed with an evidence base to end the bane of hunger in the 21st century. A new report on hunger found that one in...

Réal ‘Dil Se Dua’ Spreads Health & Nutrition this Diwali

India’s packaged fruit juice brand Réal, joined hands with Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society to launch a social initiative – Réal Greetings Dil Se Dua – that seeks to help meet the nutritional needs of marginal kids and children from the underprivileged sections of the society. Launched during the festive season, this initiative is part...

MyRight: Independence From Unhealthy Living

Healthcare and well-being is an essential pre-requisite for the development of any community. It generates good returns on investments both for human and for economic development of a country. Good health is directly linked to improving support to key areas such as education, skill development and sustainable livelihoods, which eventually leads to holistic social...

Corporate Houses To Be Roped In For ‘Total Sanitation’

The District Rural Development Agency is roping in partners – corporate sector and public sector units – for its efforts to ensure total sanitation in Vellore district. Collector S.A. Raman along with DRDA’s project director M. Manohar Singh had convened a meeting with representatives of a number of industries and banks. Representatives from BHEL, TVS, MRF,...

India Witnessed 1.4 Million Deaths Due To Air Pollution: World Bank

In 2013, air pollution claimed the life of one person out of every 10 who died globally, a report released by World Bank stated. Air pollution caused around 5.5 million premature deaths worldwide, with 60% of the deaths being reported in India and China. The study titled ‘The Cost of Air Pollution – Strengthening the...

On International Yoga Day, One Lakh MCGM School Students To Be Trained For Yoga

Isha Foundation in association with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will offer Upa Yoga programme for children across the city’s 390 MCGM schools. The initiative will touch about one lakh children who are below 14 years of age. About 800 teachers of MCGM schools are trained for Upa Yoga. These teachers will teach...

Recycling Soap And Promoting Sanitation

According to World Health Organization (WHO) approximately over two million children die each year of preventable diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea. India ranks first when it comes to death of children under the age of five years caused by diarrhoea. This can be easily prevented by regular hand washing with soap and maintaining regular...
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