Air Pollution - PUC

CSR: Mandatory PUC certificate for Vehicle Insurance

India is facing a crisis in terms of air pollution. More than half of the top 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India. In order to control the situation, Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate was made mandatory by the government of India under the Central Motor Vehicle Rule 1989. However, the...
Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education: A Head Start to Learning

While the schooling years sets the trajectory for learning and development, the years that precede the start of the primary schooling age are considered to lay down the early foundations for this learning and development. Year after year, the ASER report has chalked out the learning deficit posing serious questions on the efficacy of...
Addiction to drugs

The Terror of Drugs on Indian Borders

India has taken massive strides towards progress in various fields. However, this progress has come at a price. A silent new war has taken birth in the Indian subcontinent – the war of drugs. India shares a very long border with countries like Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Since these adversaries cannot resort to direct conventional...
Sanitation program at Kumbh Mela

RB driving ‘Healthy, Clean and Hygienic Kumbh Experience’

With an aim to bring about behaviour change towards ensuring cleanliness, Reckitt Benckiser has unveiled its awareness campaigns focusing on ‘Hand Hygiene’ and ‘Sanitation’ at the Kumbh Mela. With close to 12 crore people visiting the Kumbh this year, expected to be the world’s largest gathering of people and maintaining a clean and hygienic...
Artwork by Jasjyot Singh Hans

CSR: Join the Body Positivity movement

To anybody who has ever denied the beauty of a full-bodied woman, artist Jasjyot Singh Hans’ work will have you eat all your words and your preconceived notions about beauty standards. It was immediately after finishing his course in Animation Film Design at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, that animator and illustrator Jasjyot...

Anil Kapoor joins Swachh Bharat with new series

In an industry first, Viacom18 has partnered with the world’s largest philanthropic organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and with BBC Media Action to create a Hindi TV series with a message about sanitation. Navrangi Re! is the story of a lively mohalla in Northern India full of quirky and endearing characters. Laced with high...

We strongly believe in engaging, educating and empowering: TC Hota, Executive Vice President, BIPF

“No business, big or small, in present Indian society, can run without spending on peripheral development and local patronage,” believes T C Hota, Executive Vice President, Bansidhar and Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF). He goes on to add that the allocation of funds for social responsibility should be decided by the corporate house instead. A professional...
Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar to flag-off run on Women’s Day

Responsible Bollywood star and India’s very own ‘Pad Man’ Akshay Kumar has joined forces with the Niine Movement to announce the launch of Run4Niine in up to 500 cities in India on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day. Said Akshay, “International Women’s Day is a significant day for women and girls across the world; a day when not only women are celebrated...

Expectations for child welfare from Union Budget 2019

By Anuja Bansal, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India The social development sector is looking forward to the Union Budget 2019-20. There should be a separate Care programme extended to children who do not receive adequate parental care in India. This is extremely crucial towards protecting the rights of these children who are most...
Veer Agrawal

High-schooler does crowdfunding for 300 amputees to walk again

Veer Agrawal, a 9th grade student from American School of Bombay was all smiles on the successful completion of the four day ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp for which he had raised funds to the tune of INR 14 lakhs. The funds raised enabled the ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp held at Risod in Washim district of Maharashtra...
RED FM campaign

Radio station 93.5 Red FM fight air pollution in Kolkata

Radio station 93.5 RED FM have launched an anti-air pollution campaign called ‘Kolkata Ki Hawa Tight’. This campaign spreads awareness about the declining air quality of Kolkata as the city has recently topped the national air pollution survey. ‘Kolkata Ki Hawa Tight’ will highlight certain specific cases where this city’s greenery has been completely ruined...
blood donation

Over 1 million bottles of blood collected through HDFC Bank Parivartan’s Blood Donation Drive

According to the latest government data, India faced a shortage of 1.9 million units of blood in 2016-17, that could have aided more than 320,000 heart surgeries or 49,000 organ transplants. HDFC Bank Ltd., announced the completion of its 12th national Blood Donation Drive and the successful collection of over 1 million units of...

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