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SOBHA Limited organises dowry-less social weddings in Palakkad, Kerala

Making a difference in the lives of people and contributing to the overall welfare of the society, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of SOBHA Limited, Sri Kurumba Educational and Charitable Trust, organised dowry-less social wedding ceremony at Palakkad in Kerala recently. The ceremony, which takes place twice a year, saw 20 couples tie the knot during the second edition of this year’s social wedding. These girls are selected from 2,500 BPL families of the adopted Vadakkenchery, Kizhakkenchery and Kannambra panchayats in Palakkad district, as part of the Company’s CSR drive. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. JC Sharma, VC...

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Tata Trusts promotes development initiatives in Assam to catalyze sustainable change

Works towards community empowerment and improving the quality of life through multi thematic interventions including Livelihoods, Education, Sports, and Water & Sanitation   Launched in 2008, Tata Trusts’ North-East Initiative strives to address developmental issues in 7 states in the region through the provision of enhanced livelihood opportunities, improved agricultural practices and sustainable use of natural resources.  The Trusts endeavor to do so by creating an effective channel for the dissemination of knowledge and expertise in the region. In Assam, Tata Trusts covers over 30,000 households in 15 districts through projects that include – agriculture, skill building and micro...

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EMPOWERING STREET VENDORS

The opening up of the economy in the 1990s posed several challenges, including the growing marginalization of urban poor specially the street vendors. Fresh out of the Delhi School of Economics with a master degree in Sociology, ARBIND SINGH decided to take the plunge for the cause of the street vendors. Here in a conversation with CSR TIMES he shares his journey The economic upheaval of 1990s accompanied with social changes created a situation for those living on the margins where they got pushed further to the periphery. “Thus arose an urgent need to organize and to struggle to...

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There is still a lot of scope for expanding trade ties between India & Kazakhsthan

In an interview with CSR TIMES, Bulat Sarsenbayev, the Ambassador ofKazakhsthan to India, said that Kazakhstan has already initiated a “Green BridgePartnership” to bring together governments, international organizations and private businesses to find transnational solutions to sustainable growth.   India became a full member of Sanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) recently. Do you foresee any change in the relationship between India and Kazakhstan? India had been an observer of SCO meeting since 2005 and has participated in ministerial-level meetings, which focused on security and economic co-operation in the Eurasian region. As a full member of SCO, India like other member countries, aims to achieve...

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