Work, ideas, concept of Barefoot College have travelled much beyond Tilonia, nearby villages

By Bharat Dogra  The Barefoot College, which has emerged as one of the most creative institutions in the  field of rural development, discussed and admired at world level as a symbol of the often hidden but great abilities of ordinary people, particularly  women and weaker sections, is completing 50 years  of its eventful journey this … Continue reading Work, ideas, concept of Barefoot College have travelled much beyond Tilonia, nearby villages

CSO launches voter awareness drive in Bhubaneswar ahead of urban local body polls

By Naba Kishor Pujari As Odisha is switching to the election mode again for the upcoming urban local body (ULB) polls, a unique campaign drive was launched in Bhubaneswar by Bhubaneswar Bikash Sangathan to spread awareness about responsible voting among voters and to fix accountability of contestants. The campaign aims at taking a written pledge … Continue reading CSO launches voter awareness drive in Bhubaneswar ahead of urban local body polls

Right to Food Campaign regrets neglect of food Security in budget and raises  significant demands

Bharat Dogra* Over the years the Right to Food Campaign in India has played an important role in monitoring the various aspects of the food security situation in India. Its timely warnings and cautions as well as suggestions   released from time to time have made an important contribution to protecting food security. In its latest … Continue reading Right to Food Campaign regrets neglect of food Security in budget and raises  significant demands

EdelGive Foundation’s GROW Fund for Utthan, 3 others from Gujarat among India’s 100 NGOs

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the GROW (Grassroots Resilience, Ownership, Wellness) Fund will invest up to INR 100 crores in two years to build capacity and support future readiness of 100 NGOs. The NGOs selected from pan India, work in the areas of advocacy, governance and research, climate, ecology and animal welfare, community development, art and … Continue reading EdelGive Foundation’s GROW Fund for Utthan, 3 others from Gujarat among India’s 100 NGOs

Role of the private sector in supporting access to primary healthcare

By Aravindan Srinivasan,  Akshat Garg* Tomorrow is Universal Health Coverage Day. ‘Health for all’ is a cherished global vision that was first formalized in 1978 through the Alma Ata Declaration. Under the current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, Goal 3 of “healthy lives and promotion of wellbeing for all at all ages”, forms the backbone … Continue reading Role of the private sector in supporting access to primary healthcare

Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation celebrates Constitution Day with poor children

On Constitution Day, the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation taught the text of the constitution to more than five crore children and told their duties and rights. A note: In a first, Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF) in association with civil society members, local administration celebrated Constitution Day with more than four crore children across 20 … Continue reading Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation celebrates Constitution Day with poor children

Inspired by JP, Prafulla Samantara fought for tribal rights in Niyamgiri

By Gajendra Majhi* A well-known tribal rights leader, Prafulla Samantara who on April 24, 2017 won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his work as an Indian environmental activist, was a student activist During his college days at the Berhampur University, with active involvement in student politics to fight against corruption. He was influenced by … Continue reading Inspired by JP, Prafulla Samantara fought for tribal rights in Niyamgiri