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Top CSR Initiatives for Encouraging more Women and Girls in STEM

Women’s participation in the workforce has been steadily increasing each year because of continuous efforts by the governments, non-profits as well as the global organisations. However, the representation of women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields is surprisingly less. According to UNESCO, less than 30 per cent of researchers across the world...

Children’s Day 2023 – Top CSR Projects for children in rural areas and urban slums

As many as 64% of the children in rural India fear they might have to drop out of school if not provided with additional support to cope with the learning gaps in their curriculum, according to a survey published by Delhi-based NGO ChildFund India. Children from rural areas and urban slums, scheduled castes and...

Govt launches campaign to include women in water governance

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India (MoHUA) is launching a progressive initiative "Women for Water, Water for Women Campaign" under its flagship scheme - Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), in partnership with the Ministry's National Urban Livelihood Mission and Odisha Urban Academy as the knowledge partner. This...
STL Pune

Top CSR Projects in Pune

Pune is close to the nation's financial capital and an emerging hub for business and information technology. This flourishing, culturally rich city belongs to Maharashtra, which is the highest spender for corporate social responsibility in India. Naturally, Pune has a thriving CSR culture. In FY2021-22, Pune received the second-largest share of the amount of the...
Maa Linga Bhairavi Temple

Maa Linga Bhairavi Temple: Pioneering Gender Equality and Menstrual Freedom

Nestled in the serene embrace of the Velliangiri Mountains, the Maa Linga Bhairavi Temple stands as an emblem of change and empowerment. What truly sets this sacred place apart is its extraordinary tradition, where women priests, known as the "Bhairagini Maa," are the sole guardians of the inner sanctum, performing rituals and offering devotion...
Maa Durga

Kolkata Durga Pujas highlight Women Empowerment

Durga Puja is a celebration of Nari Shakti or female power. While Goddess Durga is worshipped for defeating the evil and protecting the universe, it serves as the most appropriate platform for spreading the message of women empowerment. Several Durga Puja committees in and around Kolkata have chosen to share the message of women empowerment...
Successful Woman

Day Nine of Navratri: Celebrating Maa Siddhidatri with Stories of Successful Women

Maa Siddhidatri, the ninth form of Goddess Durga, is revered for her ability to bestow supernatural powers and achievements upon her devotees. As we celebrate Navratri and worship Maa Siddhidatri, it is an apt occasion to reflect on the powerful stories of women who have harnessed their own inner strength and achieved extraordinary success...
Navratri Day 6

Day Six of Navratri: Maa Katyayani Inspiring Modern Women with Strength, Courage, Unity, Grace, and Empowerment

As the joyous festival of Navratri continues its vibrant journey, we now arrive at Day 6, dedicated to the awe-inspiring Goddess Katyayani. This day is a celebration of one of the fiercest incarnations of Goddess Durga, known as "Maa Katyayani," or "Mahishasurmardini" - the Slayer of the Buffalo Demon. She's often seen riding a...
Environment

Day Four of Navratri: Celebrating Five Women Activists Championing the Cause of Environment Conservation #WomenCan

The fourth day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Maa Kushmanda. Maa Kushmanda is believed to be the creative power of the universe. She is associated with the endowment of vegetation on earth. On this day, let us celebrate the contribution of five women who have played a significant role in environment...
Strong confident woman

Day Three of Navratri: Celebrating Five Brave and Beautiful Women of India #WomenCan

The auspicious festival of Navratri is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. The word Navratri is derived from the Sanskrit words Nav and Ratri which means nine nights. On the third day of Navratri, devotees pay homage to Chandraghanta, which translates to "one who has a crescent moon on her forehead." Maa...
Pregnant Woman

National Health Mission in Assam and Kamrup District launched “Xushrukha,” research initiative to manage high-risk pregnancy cases

National Health Mission (NHM) Assam, in collaboration with Kamrup district authorities, unveiled "Xushrukha" (meaning "Taking Care" in Assamese), an innovative 18-month research program that will help reduce the rate of probable high-risk pregnancy (HRP) cases in the state. This first of its kind initiative in Assam, supported by the Piramal Foundation, is aimed at...

International Day of the Girl Child 2023: Government schemes for girl children in India

The United Nations observes 11th October every year as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognise the rights of girl children and the challenges faced by them across the globe. The theme for International Day Of The Girl Child 2023 is 'Invest in Girls' Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being.' “122 million girls are...

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