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Saturday, 29-April-2017

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DRIVING EDUCATION FOR THE POOR

2 days ago
It’s been a bumpy ride for the 65-year-old yellow cab driver, Gazi Jalaluddin. A good student who was forced to give up formal education due to poverty, he now runs two schools and an orphanage in his native Sundarbans, ensuring a smoother journey for the underprivileged in a land at the mercy of the rivers. “I don’t know how much longer I will be able to keep it up through driving. My two sons are also driving and help in the endeavour. There are 425 students in total. Since it’s run as a non-governmental organisation (Sunderban O...
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COURAGE & GLORY

3 days ago
They say where there is a will there is a way. For most people in problems, though, this is a mere advice from others, who, they feel, just say this and do nothing to help. But does everyone need help? That too, if you are an abandoned child and disabled? Four Indian gilrs have just shown what grit and daring can bring. And thus it is that they achieved sporting glory at the recently concluded Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria! The odds were stacked high against 19-year-old Kiran, Dulfisha, and Diksha, and 17-year-old Vidushi. These four athl...
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SUDHIR BHAI’S SEWADHAM

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When Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak visited Sewadham Ashram on April 4, 2017, he was visibly moved and what he saw there shook his heart and soul. He saw an amazing world there, the world of dedicated service to humanity. Sudhir Bhai Goyal, the Founder and Director of the Sewadham Ashram, has been serving hapless people with great love, devotion and compassion for the past 28 years. Dr. Pathak felt that humanity could not be served better than this. Life: The Tutor Sewadham Ashra...
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12-YR-OLD’S ROBOTIC AID FOR THE BEES

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Just like any other girl her age, 12-year-old Kavya Vignesh likes to have fun when she is not studying. But unlike many others, she likes to make those moments memorable by creating something that helps solve some real-world problems. Yes, you read that right. These days, she is busy giving final touches to a robot that has the potential to save honey bees in residential areas - and for making a presentation of her bot at an international robotics event to be held in Denmark next month.
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QUALITY CARE AT GURUKUL

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Manav Mandir Gurukul’ situated in Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan is ensuring a golden future for children. A collective effort initiated by some Jain sadhus and sadhvis, this institution attempts to fulfill all the requirements of children and helps them to become good citizens. Within the premises, not only are all the facilities provided to children but financial assistance too is given for higher education which includes expenses for coaching. People here are of the opinion that only so much work should be begun which can be completed in a proper ...
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SUNIL WEDS SHEELU

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My wife Sheelu and our children are the best dowry I could get,” says Sunil from Kanpur. And he says the with conviction. Coming from a man from the highly male chauvinistic northern India, this is a surprise. What will surprise you even more is how he brought that dowry home. Sunil has a two-bed room house and Sheelu and her daughters are happily living with him. “I am proud of my mother. Now I have a father too who is very nice to my mother, me and my sister,” ...
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SCHEMES THAT AIM TO CHANGE THE LOT OF DALITS

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The power, capacity and talent that God has given to all people, He has given the same to the Dalit brothers and sisters, but they have not got the opportunity. The person standing on the margins of the society should get an opportunity. He should not wait for the mercy of anybody -- this was stated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi while acknowledging the ability of the Dalits to become the wheels of progress and contribute to the development of the country. The government has taken quite a few steps to uplift Dalits. The Modi government has put the weaker sections and Dalits on priority from the very beginning. Many sch...
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UNIQUE, INFORMATIVE ‘PAPER BOARDS’

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The ever-increasing urbanisation is becoming a major problem for humanity and is also proving to be a road block when it comes to solutions. Just look at some areas of Delhi itself -- Katwaria Sarai, Ber Sarai, Munirka, to name a few. Narrow streets, crowds, parking problems, blockage issues during rains, etc., make it impossible for one to even think about anything else. But despite all these problems, some people are able to find a way out, thanks to their creative and innovative nature, and, in the process, help their society find solutions to various problems.
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LEADING THE WAY FOR DALITS

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When one talks about Dalits, one is instantly reminded of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s revolutionary ideologies associated with Dalit identity.  Dr. Ambedkar, who belonged to the Dalit community, felt inertia in economic, educational and social aspects, impeding their overall progress. This is why his dream of upliftment of Dalits has a sense of comprehensiveness and synergy. To put it in contemporary words, he wanted Dalits to progress in the most ‘inclusive’ way. His statement on Dalit women is worth noting. He said, “I measure the progress of the community by the degree of progress women have achieved...
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BANGLADESH TO LAUNCH SATELLITE

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Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to join the ‘South Asia Satellite’, an initiative of the Indian government. India, through ISRO, will launch a 2 ton class communication satellite with 12 Ku band transponders (36 MHz each) using ISRO’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk-II) for serving the South Asia region. The applications proposed under the satellite system include tele-education, tele-medicine and inter-government networks, emergency communication for disaster situations, television broadcast and DTH televi...
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STREET FOOD SELLERS TO TRAIN IN HYGIENE

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Coca-Cola have joined hands to train over 50,000 small-time street food vendors over hygiene and health-related aspects of selling food. Coca-Cola India (CCI) and the FSSAI will, under the latter’s “Safe and Nutritious Food - A Shared Responsibility” theme, provide training to the street food vendors, starting with Ludhiana in Punjab before moving on to other states. The move was also touted as a step in...
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NORWAY HAPPIEST COUNTRY

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Happiness counts for every person. If a person is not happy, then it is not just his own life but also the dignity of his country that gets affected. According to the Happiness Report released by the United Nations in 2017, Norway has reached the top spot on the basis of many major calculations, which were based on the welfare of the people, the freedom to take decisions for themselves, friendliness, good governance, honesty of the people, health and income levels. For this report, independent researchers conduct surveys in 155 countries each year and ask the people if they are willing to reveal their personal happiness. If the ...


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