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Madhu Pandit Dasa honoured with Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee


Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of Akshaya Patra Foundation was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The presentation ceremony was held in the historic Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan at 11:30 am on 12th April 2016. It was graced by the presence of a number… Continue reading Madhu Pandit Dasa honoured with Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee

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This Bengaluru-based NGO would serve its 2 billionth afternoon meal soon


It's been 15 years that Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF), headquartered in Bengaluru, has been serving afternoon meals to government school children, and in a few weeks, it will touch the glorious mark of its two billionth meal. APF, the world's largest school lunch programme, was founded by IITian Madhu Pandit Dasa, who was conferred with… Continue reading This Bengaluru-based NGO would serve its 2 billionth afternoon meal soon

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Mumbai-based NGO helping lesser privileged women earn a livelihood


Srujna, a five-year-old NGO at Kandivli, is helping lesser privileged women earn a livelihood for themselves Srujna,an NGO based out of Mumbai's Kandivli suburb, started its operations five years ago with the aim to train victims of human trafficking, who were staying at a shelter home. While interacting with them, these victims shared that they… Continue reading Mumbai-based NGO helping lesser privileged women earn a livelihood

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Beach camps operational in Ganga, Uttarakhand misleading NGT: NGO


NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand government is trying to mislead the National Green Tribunal by denying the existence of several beach camps operating on the banks of river Ganga despite a ban, an NGO claimed today. The NGO, which has moved the green panel against "unregulated operation" of beach camps in Rishikesh, informed a bench headed by… Continue reading Beach camps operational in Ganga, Uttarakhand misleading NGT: NGO

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NGO Surprised on Refusal of Stake to Goa Government in Mopa Project


PANAJI: A Goa-based NGO has expressed surprise over the state government's move to hand over land for the proposed greenfield airport in North district to a private entity when it does not hold any stake in the project as indicated by the Union Civil Aviation ministry. "Union Civil Aviation ministry has indicated that Goa government… Continue reading NGO Surprised on Refusal of Stake to Goa Government in Mopa Project

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NGO rescues burnt, beaten 6-year-old boy from house in Noida


NGO officials said the child was abandoned at the house by his alcoholic father after his mother died. Since then, he was living there. With several burn injuries on his legs, he is barely able to walk. He is so traumatised that he is unable to speak. And he is just 6. This child, who… Continue reading NGO rescues burnt, beaten 6-year-old boy from house in Noida

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For the people, of the people, by the people


The sixth edition of Mumbai’s Kabir Festival continues to promote India’s syncretic history and culture and runs on community participation rather than corporate sponsorship It was in 2009 in Bengaluru that Priti Turakhia heard documentary filmmaker and artiste Shabnam Virmani sing Kabir. “I had not heard his music, had only read his dohas in school,”… Continue reading For the people, of the people, by the people

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Jet Airways partners with NGO to provide relief to rain-hit Tamil Nadu


NEW DELHI: Private carrier Jet Airways BSE 3.15 % today said it has partnered with the Indian arm of global NGO Action Aid to provide relief to the flood-affected people of Chennai and Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu. In the long-term, the partnership will focus on rehabilitation including recovery and development of livelihoods, reconstruction and… Continue reading Jet Airways partners with NGO to provide relief to rain-hit Tamil Nadu

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7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Tajikistan, tremors felt in Delhi, surrounding areas


An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck Tajikistan today rattling areas as far as India and Pakistan. An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck Tajikistan today rattling areas as far as India and Pakistan. Tremors were felt in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh Punjab and entire north India, reports said. People in Islamabad and Peshawar in Pakistan also experienced the earthquake. According to the… Continue reading 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Tajikistan, tremors felt in Delhi, surrounding areas