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Shaheen Mistri is the Founder of Akanksa Foundation, an NGO that works to educate children from underprivileged segments.
On the occasion of India’s 68th Independence Day, they have just rolled out a film featuring children from the foundation singing the national anthem.
The children don’t just sing the anthem, but also display its meaning through visuals, to teach those who do not know the meaning of the national anthem.
According to the film, nine out of 10 Indians don’t.
In return for singing their ode to the “God of India’s destiny”, the children would like learn something from you.
This Article [Umbergam Maroli Port.Capt K.R. Mistry] certainly needs to be widely circulated —for all to read and understand the implications of what will happen to the ecology of the complete surrounding area because of this sinister proposal.
This needs to be also brought to the attention of the Minister of Environment at the Centre, as this proposal will have far reaching negative impact to even faraway places like Udwada too.
Please do forward to all friends and request to create an awareness in the matter of how some power brokers are fooling the Public in wanting to create a Port on a Continental Shelf —with the ulterior motive of land grabbing.
Correctly said, that this area can easily be promoted for Tourism taking into account the abundant natural beauty.
With warm regards, Zal
Learn how media gurus Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala took to developing a village in Raigad
When you have a problem in accessing piped water in the city, there is always a municipal number to call. But when you have a similar problem in a village, there is a tendency to believe that this is indeed one’s lot for life and the faster one reconciled to this the better.
This too appeared to be the kismet in village Kalsuri in Raigad with a population of 1237 people belonging to 258 families. In spite of a government water scheme which comprised stand posts, villagers were compelled to fetch water from a well a few hundred metres from the habitat.
When anyone questioned a government agency about the possibility of getting piped water to the village, the usual reply had something to do with patience; when anyone enquired whether any NGO could help, the question would be dismissed with an air of impossibility.
But that is until NGO Swades (started by Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala of Mumbai-based UTV with the objective to touch a million lives every five years) resolved to take this problem headon. Swades arrived at an unusual solution: partnership. The Kalsuri challenge would not be addressed singularly; it would be countered jointly, they planned; technical and material support would come from the company whereas labour (shramdaan) would be contributed by the villagers.
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Meet the beneficiaries:
Nouko and Rakhina come from Arunachal Pradesh. These tribal girls love math and science but their parents could not afford to educate them. So IDRF sent them to rigorous school run by our partner Shiksha Bharati in UP. They share a hostel with 64 Northeastern classmates, where they study art, play sports, and gain personal and vocational skills.
Beli was struggling feed and educate her children with her husband’s meager wages. But thanks to a microcredit loan from IDRF and business training from our partner ERDS, she started a grocery store and doubled her family’s income. She is just one of 500 impoverished
women who have overcome gender discrimination and become entrepreneurs in rural West Bengal.
Attend the play:
- 2:30 pm, Sunday, June 8
- Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD
- Tickets: $15 general, $25 priority, $10 students and seniors (with valid ID), $100 for 2 reserved front row seats*
- online at www.natyabharati.org/shop.html#tickets
- mail a check to “Sahara Group, Inc.” to Sahara, 9003 Friars Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817 before June 2
- call Suma Muralidhar at (301) 530-5057
This is an opportunity to enjoy Indian-American theater in English while supporting a great cause. We hope you’ll join the IDRF family at this event!
* Amount in excess of the normal ticket price may be tax-deductible.
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The first-ever all party parliamentary group of Zoroastrians has been launched in the British Parliament to promote relations betweenIndia and the UK.
The Zoroastrian All Party Parliamentary Group launched here last night will be headed by leading NRI entrepreneur Lord Karan Billimoria.
Describing Zoroastrians (Parsis) in India and the UK as “high achievers”, acting Indian High Commissioner to the UK Virendra Paul said, “Parsis have dominated not only in business but excelled in several other fields including defence, medicine and technology.”
The Google Impact Challenge has launched in India in an effort to support innovators who are exploring new ways to solve the world’s most pressing problems. If you’re an Indian non-profit, tell us how you would use technology and innovative approaches to tackle problems in India and around the world. Four selected non-profits will each receive a Rs 3 crore Global Impact Award and assistance from Google to help make their project a reality.
- 5th September 2013 – Final day to apply to the Google Impact Challenge.
- 21st October 2013 – Google announces the finalists, and the public votes online for their favourites.
- 31st October 2013 – Each finalist team will pitch its idea to an esteemed panel of judges at an event in Delhi. Four finalists, including the non-profit chosen by the public vote, will be announced as Global Impact Award recipients.
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Dear NGO Colleagues,
Today, 13 June 2013, we start the 100-day count-down to the International Day of Peace, which is celebrated on 21 September each year.
We want to share with you the message that the Secretary-General has issued for the day, in which he calls governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to support peace-related projects, as well as other relevant information on the International Day of Peace.
The message can be accessed through the International Day of Peace website and read in all 6 official languages.
Attached to this message you can also see the visual identity for this year’s theme: EDUCATION FOR PEACE.
Department of Public Information
United Nations Headquarters in New York
Dear NGO Colleagues,
The 2012 United Nations Day concert, featuring United Nations Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder and guests, will be broadcast on the Centric television channel in the United States tomorrow, Saturday, 23 February 2013, at 9:00 p.m. ET. The concert will also be aired on Black Entertainment Television (BET) on Sunday, 3 March, at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Featuring performances by Sting, Janelle Monáe, Wyclef Jean and more, the star-studded concert took place in the General Assembly Hall on Wednesday, 24 October 2012, in observance of the 67th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations.
Centric can be found on the following channels:
AT&T U-Verse: channel 515
Cablevision: channel 185
Charter: channel 120
Comcast: channel 147
Grand View: channel 356
RCN: channel 103
Time Warner: channels 27, 111, 893
Verizon FIOS promotion code: channel 220
NGO Relations, DPI