Reading the mental stress of Indian Children

In the wake of Universal Children's Day, in the final part of our children special series, we bring to you some of the most difficult phases of lives of children affecting their mental stress levels and in turn their overall developments Part III of III Legal and Social Crimes against children Painting a cruel and an absolutely...

“Government and parents should be lawfully enforced to enroll children to school”

With Indian Children’s Day gone on Nov 14 and Universal Children’s Day up on November 20th, we bring to you the second part of our three part series on issues faced by Indian children.   Part II of III (Education) The Right To Education (RTE), has been enforced since April 2010 for free and compulsory education to...

Children’s Day: Taking a glance at the health of Indian Children

This Children's Day we bring to you a III part series on issues faced by Indian Children Part I of III (Health) Children’s Day reminds of fancy dress competition and chocolate distribution at school to most of us who as kids had the privilege of enjoying education. But today when I think of Children’s Day, I...

Why Aren’t We Your Social Responsibility?

We read about corporate charity and social responsibility projects, but no such support comes our way. As if we are not just outcasts in society, we are pariahs in the world of philanthropy and social development

M’tra Readies For Finance Infusion Into Schools

The infusion of big finance into the education sector could bring about some much-needed reformation

Give And Let Give

Banker Amitava Ghosh has been a passionate mentor to women’s tribal Self-Help Groups in remote Jharkhand, having helped set up a famous tribal entrepreneurship store that showcases the arts, crafts, and folk culture of the region.

Modi On I-Day: Sanitation A Priority

SANITATION seems to have become the buzzword ever since Prime Minister Narendi Modi has assumed office, or perhaps even before. In his first, what could be called a thanksgiving speech at the ghats of the river Ganga after winning his Lok Sabha constituency earlier this year, Modi had empathetically emphasized on the need of...

Vidya Balan’s Humanitarian Kahaani

Often called the thinking man’s sex symbol or the female hero in Bollywood, Vidya Balan has a carved a strong niche for herself as the woman of substance in Hindi film industry. In her career spanning almost a decade, the actress paved the way for women-centric films in Hindi cinema, by earning critical acclaim...

Cigna Foundation Global Grant Supports Crowdfunding for Surgeries in India

The Cigna Foundation has announced a $100,000 World of Difference grant to Samahope – a crowdfunding platform that allows anyone, anywhere to directly fund the work of doctors providing life-saving medical treatments for women and children in need around the world.  The grant exemplifies Cigna’s new global brand platform, “Together, all the way,” as...

Sachin, Sonam Lead Mahindra’s Girl Child Education Campaign

THE just-launched Proud Fathers For Daughters campaign is an initiative in support of Project Nanhi Kali which provides educational support, both academic and material, to underprivileged girls. Project Nanhi Kali was initiated by Anand Mahindra (Chairman & Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.) in 1996 through the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) with the aim...

Is Delhi the Capital of Child Labour?

India continues to host the largest number of child labourers in the world today. As per the National Census 2011, India has 10.1 million child labourers in the age group of 5 to 14. The national Click Rights ‘#OpenYourEyes’ campaign by India’s leading child rights NGO, CRY- Child Rights and You (in partnership with...

CRY: Immunisation Gaps Leading To 11 Lakh Infant Deaths A Year

DESPITE a robust immunisation programme by the Government and NGOs, there are various barriers that hinder parents from accessing vaccine dosages for their children. These include lack of awareness on need for complete immunisation at the correct age, long distances between villages and public healthcare centres, lack of awareness among mothers, lack of qualified...

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